Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick once addressed dating rumors with this football star

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Throughout his career, Colin Kaepernick has always been in the spotlight for various reasons. He was the starting QB for the San Francisco 49ers before his final season in 2017. The athlete was also very vocal about his views and was a proponent of social justice issues, including that of minorities.

In 2016, the QB was caught in a different kind of spotlight. There were rumors around him about a relationship with an American football player, Sydney Leroux. Kaepernick has publicly addressed the rumours. His response was quite surprising.

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What did Kaepernick say about Sydney Leroux?

Around 2016, Kaepernick was at the peak of his NFL career, starting as a QB for the 49ers. It was around this time that rumors that he was dating Leroux came to the fore. This was mainly because of the duo’s appearance on ESPN, The Magazine’s Body Issue.

Other reasons also contributed to the rumors. The two athletes followed each other on Twitter, and Leroux even tweeted Kaepernick when his alma mater, UCLA, beat the school in Kaepernick, Nevada, in their home opener.

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers returns to pass in the first quarter during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 20, 2015 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

However, all these rumors have been denied by Kaepernick. When asked by reporters about this and whether he had watched the Leroux game, Kaepernick replied: “Not my girlfriend. I didn’t see the game. I was working.” The brief response might mean he didn’t consider the rumors important enough to go into full explanations about them.

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Although the dating rumors died down with the QB’s address on the issue, many wondered if the two talked casually or had an element of flirtation in their social media interaction.

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Who is Colin Kaepernick dating?

The former 49ers QB once dated radio DJ and activist Nessa Diab. The two apparently met in 2015 and have been together ever since. She was his biggest supporter, even during the lowest moments of his career. The former presenter supported Kaepernick’s activism and spoke about it on Twitter.

Nessa, left, and Colin Kaepernick attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala celebrating the opening of the “Camp: Notes on Fashion” exhibit on Monday, May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Dating rumors between Kaepernick and Leroux have long since died down. The best part was that Kaepernick found Nessa’s partner, who has been a rock to him throughout his career and supported him in every way and every endeavor.

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