Colin Kaepernick calls hometown reception “a blessing”

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Since his name was attached to an investigation in Miami last month, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has kept a low profile.

But he stepped out at a prayer breakfast in his hometown and called it “a bad circumstance,” that has “changed my way of thinking.

“It’s been put out that I did something wrong,” Kaepernick said, via Ron Agostini of the Modesto Bee. “Even though it’s a bad circumstance, a bad situation, I feel like ultimately I’ve been blessed because it’s changed my way of thinking. It’s made me stronger. It’s made me look at things differently.”

Kaepernick received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Turlock Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, which is natural given his standing as the star quarterback. Other receptions haven’t been as warm since he and two other players were investigated in an incident involving a 25-year-old woman in Miami. No charges have been filed.

“Even this morning, this is a blessing,” Kaepernick said. “It makes me very happy to know that people are staying behind me the way they have.”

The 49ers have stood behind their quarterback throughout, though the incident has slowed the process of a new contract for him.

44 responses to “Colin Kaepernick calls hometown reception “a blessing”

  1. No charges, the situation seemed messy but ultimately it was a woman who tried to hard to party and over did it. All men involved did not harm her and did the responsible thing and drove her to the hospital.

    Hopefully next year the NFL reschedules the draft for the original time.

  2. Reading that quote in the context of prayer breakfast and so soon after Kap’s “little indiscretion,” … well … it makes me a little sick in my stomach.

  3. You guys are funny. I find it funny how all non Niner fans are saying “mistake, “you’ll regret it”, etc just because of the fact that you want your team to be able to get him after 2014. Sorry to burst your bubble, but IT’S NOT HAPPENING.

    For one, it’s not like they just resigned him to a mega 5 or 6 year deal. It’s a one year option (basically a one year extension), & if he continues to mess up & proves himself not worthy of being a Niner past 2014, the Niners can cut bait without having to pay that 9.75 million.

    Hate on haters. Aldon ain’t goin nowhere.


  4. He sees the world better but he still can’t see and hit an open receiver when he needs to. #ninersgotthewrongharboh

    Black and Purple!

  5. tennesseeoilers says:
    ” … well … it makes me a little sick in my stomach.

    Your comments have the same effect on me.

  6. what incident are you talking about?

    is anyone in Miami even accusing Kap or the other players of doing anything wrong? no? okay then.

  7. Typical niner fan above, getting so worked up over the stories about the misguided players on his team and the criticism of them that he can’t even keep his comments and stories straight.

    Aldon articles are that way —–>

    although if you wait long enough I’m sure a new one will pop up.

  8. What other receptions haven’t been as warm? I’m not a fan of him or his team and especially not their fanbase. But, what the hell are you talking about? Hard to believe you do this for a living.

  9. One knows that Kaepernick has a problem when he resurfaces at a prayer breakfast.

    Good job by his agent, making him look like he’s no longer a reprobate, and that he’s “seen the light”

  10. Most-asked question three years from now: “Whatever happened to Colin Kaepernick.”

  11. Jamaltimore Really? You should be the last person to be commenting. Decking your babe in an elevator is super cool. Staying out of jail, marrying the person you love so much you knock out is priceless.

    Jamaltimore representing… Oh please.

  12. Current 49ers fan:

    When I was a baby Joe Montana won a super bowl and now I get to talk about it all the time because our current team is not affiliated with any of the SB winning teams from 20+ years ago

  13. Kap is a walking red flag. 49ers would have another Super Bowl ring if they still had Alex Smith. Seahawks fans should love Kap if he didn’t choke in the NFC Championship they would not have a ring.

  14. My goodness PFT…you quoted Ron Agostini? That blowhard is one of the worst “journalists’ I’ve ever had the unfortunate circumstances of reading in my life. Surprised he found time to stop praising Modesto “great” Suzy Powell

  15. 49ers have 5 trophys with 1 coming this yr….just think seattle has 1 in 30 yrs! it will take the seafeds 150 yrs just to catch up with the 49ers…

  16. joey49er, willing to wager that Seattle Seahawks see a Superbowl before the San Francisco 49ers do.

  17. Oh he’s seen the light; just like Aldon saw the light…

    What he saw was his payday slip sliding away.

    I hope Niners sign him. Hawks own him.

  18. Gee joey, how many Lombardi trophies has San Francisco won since Seattle joined the NFC West?

  19. So glad we got Stafford as our quarterback, still young and so much potential..and no drama.

  20. Michael Vick 2.0

    Great athletic ability and strong arm. Inconsistent on the field and morally inconsistent off of it. He’ll have incredible plays like the Boldin td in the NFCC and boneheaded plays like the Kam Chancellor int in the same game. He is who he is.

  21. What I would really like to see is one of these guys, facing repercussion for acts they have committed, say to the press “It’s a damning… a DAMNING I tells ya!”
    Just once? You could make it my birthday present!

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