Controversial NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is expected to be invited to the NFL's next meeting between the owners and players. This news comes on the heels of a report from Page Six on Tuesday that the former San Francisco 49er has inked a lucrative Book Deal.

Kaepernick invited to meeting, no confirmation on if he will attend

On Wednesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that he expects that Colin Kaepernick will be invited to the league's next meeting between the owners and players scheduled for next Tuesday (Oct. 31) in New York City. However, he did state during the NFL's weekly conference call that there has not yet been any confirmation as to whether the quarterback would attend the meeting.

Lockhart also said that the invitation to Kaepernick was extended by the players, not the league itself. He added of the former 49er potentially joining the meeting, “We look forward to him joining the conversation.” According to ESPN, Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins had invited him to a previous special meeting between 13 current players and over 11 owners and their representatives on October 17.

Kaepernick has not been on an NFL roster since March when he exercised a clause in his contract to leave the only franchise he had ever known in the San Francisco 49ers. On October 15, he filed a grievance against the owners of the NFL alleging that they had colluded together to keep him out of the league.

Kaepernick has been a polarizing figure since he started kneeling for the national anthem last year, attracting both vocal supporters and critics.

What is known about Kaepernick's book deal

As previously mentioned, Page Six exclusively reported that Colin Kaepernick had inked a book deal that is reportedly worth $1 million. The deal was struck with Random House imprint One World, which was launched last year and is headed by Chris Jackson, the former executive editor of Spiegel & Grau.

Jackson is a rare superstar in the publishing world, having worked with the likes of Bryan Stevenson, Jay Z, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

On Monday, Page Six had reported that the quarterback was seen “taking meetings with publishers in the New York offices of WME” as he was trying to shop his planned book. They also reported that his book deal was being headed up by Andy McNicol on the Hollywood agency lit department. Representatives for both One World and Kaepernick did not get back to Page Six for comment on the story.