The national media is still fascinated with Colin Kaepernick's birth mother.
ESPN aired an interview with Kaepernick's birth mother, Heidi Russo, on Monday afternoon on its show "NFL Live."
"I was talking to him, telling him how much I loved him," said an emotional Russo, describing the day she gave Colin up for adoption to the Kaepernick family. "And when I was done the social worker came in and got him and brought him to the Kaepernick's room. It was very tough.
"They (Rick and Teresa Kaepernick) had two other children and they were looking for a boy, a bi-racial boy, which I thought was interesting and shocking."
Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the super Bowl this past season, has yet to meet Russo since the day he became the Kaepernick's son.
"This is not a plea for Colin to meet me," Russo told ESPN's Mark Schwartz. "I respect who he is. He's amazing young man. It's his choice."
Russo said she communicated with Kaepernick (via the internet) until his senior season at Nevada in 2010.
"Whether he's the star quarterback or whether he's a salesman, ":Russo said, "he's my son. I want to know him. I don't want his money and I don't want his fame. Am I his parent? No. But I am his birth mom and he's my son and nobody can change that."