Colin Kaepernick denies saying “Nigger” on the field during the San Francisco 49’ers 28-20 loss to the Chicago Bears (BEARSS!) on Sept. 14th and is appealing a more than $11,000 fine levied by the NFL for using the racial slur.
How they came to that amount for that word is your guess or mine, but anyone who has played basketball or football on any competitive level knows that anyone collecting that kind of dough for every N-Word bomb could get rich quick.
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According to a sideline official, after throwing an interception that set up a Bears touchdown, Kaepernick used the racial slur (only if you’re not black, it’s a slur… I guess), but the QB is appealing the fine and the accusation:
.. Kaepernick reiterated that he did nothing wrong when he and Chicago defensive end Lamarr Houston went at it — and Kaepernick points to Houston’s comments that the quarterback didn’t say anything offensive or out of line. Kaepernick shoved Houston after the play.
“It will be appealed,” Kaepernick said. “I didn’t say anything. Lamarr Houston said I didn’t say anything. We’re going to leave it at that.”
Side judge Laird Hayes threw the flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Houston told the Chicago Tribune after the game that he hadn’t heard anything from Kaepernick and that he had said something to the quarterback after the first of two late interceptions by rookie Kyle Fuller that helped rally the Bears.
“I said, `Nice pass,'” Houston said.
Because of Houston’s comments, Kaepernick believes he has a case for an appeal.
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