NFL finds Colin Kaepernick did not use racial slur, reduces fine
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NFL finds Colin Kaepernick did not use racial slur, reduces fine
Wednesday October 15th, 2014

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his $11,025 fine for "inappropriate language" reduced by half after no evidence of a racial slur was found, reports's Ian Rapoport

Kaepernick was appealing the fine, which was handed down in September after the quarterback allegedly used a racial slur towards Chicago Bears defensive lineman Lamarr Houston during a game. 

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Kaepernick said the letter he received for the fine did not specify what language was used. He has maintained that he did not use the slur he is accused of. 

According to FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo, half of the fine was upheld because of "general profane language."

The NFLPA tweeted that they are "disappointed" Kaepernick's fine was not completely eliminated since no racial slur was found to be used. 

Kaepernick also posted a photo on Instagram about his fine being reduced but not cleared:


The face you make when the NFL says you didn't use a racial slur and still fines you $5500? *shrugs* back to my grind! #IDontGetTired #WhoDoYouLove #Se7enPounds

View on Instagram

Kaepernick was recently fined $10,000 for wearing Beats by Dre headphones during a postgame press conference. Earlier this month, the NFL prohibited players from wearing Beats by Dre brand merchandise on camera, a step meant to protect the league's partnership with Bose.

Colin Kaepernick put tape over Beats logo to avoid another fine

Kaepernick has thrown for 1,456 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions in six games this season.

The 49ers play the Broncos in Denver on Sunday. 

- Molly Geary


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