ESPN is planning a new documentary focused on the NFL’s original anthem protester, Colin Kaepernick. Moreover, the network is working with one of their most controversial former talents to do it.
Jemele Hill, who was once bought out of her contract at ESPN so she could give voice to her left-wing political activism on other platforms, will come back to the fold to work with her former employers on this project.
ESPN announces documentary with Colin Kapernick that will have Jemele Hill as a producer.
Hill used to work at ESPN, but was bought out of her four-year, $10M deal early in part because she and ESPN agreed that it would be better to talk about issues outside of sports elsewhere.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) July 6, 2020
Though, ESPN’s deal with Kaepernick will not be exclusive to the planned documentary about the former quarterback’s anthem protests.
According to a statement:
The Walt Disney Company today announced an overall first-look deal with Colin Kaepernick’s production arm Ra Vision Media. The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity, and will provide a new platform to showcase