If Antone Exum doesn’t work out with the San Francisco 49ers secondary, this music career of his might be something to pursue. The 49ers safety has been releasing singles during the offseason, and the music isn’t bad. It hasn’t gotten much traction, but there’s some talent here, unlike other media music like Hulk Hogan’s rock album. Exum is not like Hogan or Shaq for that matter. Here’s a link to his single Verdant Valentine and he’s got some talent.
But we’re here to talk about the next single that he spoke with TMZ sports about. A song about none other than former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. We’re not done, the song is called “Officer Kaepernick,” and it’s going to be about police brutality.
“If his whole movement had a score,” Exum said via TMZ Sports. “It would be this song.”
As you know, Colin Kaepernick engaged in protesting the national anthem during the 2015 season, first sitting and eventually kneeling when it was played. The act brought awareness to police brutality against minorities.
It also is believed that it cost Colin Kaepernick a job as an NFL quarterback.
“I don’t want this to go unheard,” Exum continued. “But I do appreciate the good cops that we have because we do have good cops— good officers and police. But we also have some that are involved in some very unfortunate situations.Some of those instances stem from a place of fear and a little bit of hate sometimes too.”
The song hasn’t dropped yet, but Exum says it could be this week or next. As for if Exum is worried about if his actions can lead to the same backlash in the league that led to Kaepernick being unemployed, that’s the last thing he’s thinking about.
“Kaepernick didn’t have any fear when he first took a knee,” Exum said ... “I think I’ll be okay no matter what happens.”