Nike's Colin Kaepernick 'Icon Jersey' Sells Out After NFL Settlement Is Reached

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands in the bench area during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the New York Jets in Santa Clara, Calif. An arbitrator is sending Kaepernick's grievance with the NFL to trial, denying the league's request to throw out the quarterback's claims that owners conspired to keep him out of the league because of his protests of social injustice. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick may remain without an NFL job, but Nike unveiled a new "Icon" jersey in his honor Wednesday. 

Kaepernick announced the news on Twitter just days after he and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid reached a settlement with the NFL in their collusion grievances:

Nike's website describes the Kaepernick Icon jersey as "a celebration of those who seek truth in their communities, and those who remain true to themselves."

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James sported the Icon jersey during the week of the Super Bowl in early February. The jerseys were available for purchase for $150 but have since sold out, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Kaepernick has not been on an NFL roster since he opted out of the final year of his contract with the Niners following the 2016 season. In the months prior, he began protesting racial injustice and police violence by kneeling during the national anthem.

While he searched for another NFL opportunity, he remained a Nike athlete. The company then used Kaepernick for a campaign that sparked a heated reaction from those who have taken issue with the 31-year-old's protests in September:

Now, Nike is once again showing its support for Kaepernick.  

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