Kaepernick Wins Sports Illustrated's 2017 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Sports Illustrated announces that it has named Kaepernick as the recipient of the 2017 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. “Each year SI and the Ali family honor a figure who embodies the ideals of sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy and has used sports as a platform for changing the world.” Citing Kaepernick’s anthem protest against racism which resulted in the loss of his career, as well as his perseverance, impact, and philanthropy, SI chose Kaepernick for this award. t.Kaepernick was chosen For all those reasons—for his steadfastness in the fight for social justice, for his adherence to his beliefs no matter the cost—Colin Kaepernick is the recipient of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award. SI.com.