SANTA CLARA (KPIX 5) — The National Football League has penalized 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick during Sunday’s game for using inappropriate language to a Chicago Bears player. Video shot by a KPIX 5 photographer may have caught the exchange that prompted the fine.
The video showed Kaepernick saying something to Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston within earshot of the referee.
After Sunday’s 28-20 loss to the Bears at Levi’s Stadium, Kaepernick told reporters, “I didn’t say anything.”
Kaepernick received an $11,000 fine, which he plans to appeal.
On Wednesday, the quarterback reiterated that he did not say anything that would warrant a fine. “The player that I supposedly said something to has been quoted saying that I didn’t say anything and I don’t know him, so it’s not like had a reason to just randomly stick up for me,” he said.
When asked about the rule, Kaepernick said, “I’m not speaking on that or I’ll get another fine.”