Colin Kaepernick says he's completing $1 million donation pledge

    Colin Kaepernick receives the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award in December.

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    • Colin Kaepernick pledged to donate $1 million to help groups in oppressed communities
    • Ex-49ers quarterback became a lightning rod by kneeling during National Anthem

    (CNN)Back when he was playing for the San Francisco 49ers -- and protesting by kneeling during the National Anthem -- Colin Kaepernick said he would donate $1 million plus all the proceeds of his jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities.