49ers' Colin Kaepernick on language penalty: 'I didn't say anything'

Monday September 15th, 2014

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he didn't deserve a penalty for inappropriate language during Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears, Kaepernick told the San Jose Mercury News.

Following his second of three interceptions, Kaepernick was flagged for inappropriate language after talking with several members of the Bears defense. Kaepernick, who finished the game 21 of 34 for 248 yards with one touchdown, said he was confused by the penalty.

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“I didn’t say anything,” Kaepernick replied.

Reporter: “You didn’t use a slur of any kind?”

Kaepernick: “No.”

Reporter: “So were you shocked when (referee Carl Cheffers) announced ‘inappropriate language?’

Kaepernick: “Yes.”

Reporter: “It seemed like Lamarr Houston was trying to bait you into something afterward. You didn’t say anything back?”

Kaepernick: “No.”

The Bears outscored the Niners 21-0 during the fourth quarter en route to a 28-20 victory.

The Niners travel to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3.

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- Paul Palladino

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