Kaepernick was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and fined more than $11,000 after he exchanged words with Houston after his third interception of the night.
On Monday, Kaepernick denied using the slur. Last week, Houston said he didn't remember the quarterback using a slur.
From the Chicago Tribune:
“He was just saying inappropriate language,” Houston told the Tribune on Monday night at MetLife Stadium. He said Kaepernick cursed at him, including using the N-word.
Asked if he was insulted, Houston said it's more a “cultural thing.” Houston reiterated that he incensed Kaepernick on the play by saying “nice pass” at the end of a Kyle Fuller interception.
- Sarah Barshop