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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.

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44 Responses to “Colin Kaepernick calls hometown reception “a blessing””
  1. facetooth says: May 2, 2014 4:40 PM

    Colin Kaepernick? I’d rather have Colon Latherprick I’d rather have Colin Farrell as my QB.

  2. joey49er says: May 2, 2014 4:43 PM

    sanfran 5 time superbowl champs….kapp wins the 49ers their 6th superbowl this yr…

  3. cruelintentions662 says: May 2, 2014 4:43 PM

    Guilty until proven innocence, that’s the American way. Keep your head Kap and move forward!!

  4. braceyourselffor12 says: May 2, 2014 4:43 PM

    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.

  5. kamthechancellor says: May 2, 2014 4:44 PM

    Kaepernick likes a hometown reception, but he LOVES a “homegrown” reception.

  6. cruelintentions662 says: May 2, 2014 4:44 PM

    Keep your head up Kap and move forward!!

  7. tennesseeoilers says: May 2, 2014 4:49 PM

    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.

  8. mrjackson206 says: May 2, 2014 4:51 PM

    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.

    #Questforsixnottwo#

  9. tek9er says: May 2, 2014 4:58 PM

    PFTMZ

  10. jamaltimore says: May 2, 2014 5:10 PM

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

    Black and Purple!

  11. jattsoorma says: May 2, 2014 5:14 PM

    These girls aint loyal……

  12. radar8 says: May 2, 2014 5:17 PM

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

    Your comments have the same effect on me.

  13. ngbradley says: May 2, 2014 5:19 PM

    what incident are you talking about?

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

  14. kylexitron says: May 2, 2014 5:19 PM

    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.

  15. wisconsinhillfolk says: May 2, 2014 5:36 PM

    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.

  16. wimpyburgers says: May 2, 2014 5:39 PM

    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”

  17. beastmode5150 says: May 2, 2014 5:39 PM

    Do any current niner players have rings? I think 50 Seahawk players do.

  18. packfanaj12 says: May 2, 2014 5:43 PM

    I think the only thing Kaep has to be guilty of… is not shaving that eyebrow as promised. And trust me… I am no Kaep fan.

  19. braceyourselffor12 says: May 2, 2014 5:46 PM

    Current Seahack fan:

    Who is Matt Hasselbeck?

  20. braceyourselffor12 says: May 2, 2014 5:48 PM

    Current Seahack troll:

    Who is Shaun Alexander?

  21. puntonfirstdown says: May 2, 2014 5:48 PM

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

  22. braceyourselffor12 says: May 2, 2014 5:49 PM

    Current Seahack troll:

    Who is Steve Largent?

  23. mazenblue says: May 2, 2014 6:14 PM

    Colin Kaeperbeak. Quit telling lies boy.

  24. raider8er says: May 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    He needs to end his affair with his bicep. Perhaps then he will grow up.

  25. pgilbert15303 says: May 2, 2014 6:38 PM

    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.

  26. whatjusthapped says: May 2, 2014 6:41 PM

    I’m sure everybody at the prayer breakfast were 49er fans and they were praying that he stops raping girls and stays out of trouble.

  27. thingamajig says: May 2, 2014 6:42 PM

    Has Kaepernick been born again?

  28. swaggyy says: May 2, 2014 6:56 PM

    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

  29. diehardfootballfan says: May 2, 2014 6:59 PM

    You Seahawks fans are nauseating……go get a cup of coffee

  30. aceakking says: May 2, 2014 7:01 PM

    Kaep’s a bust.

  31. iamdinguskhan says: May 2, 2014 7:11 PM

    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.

  32. sloiggles says: May 2, 2014 7:14 PM

    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

  33. 52lightsxout52 says: May 2, 2014 7:18 PM

    I think we all would have our ‘come-to-Jesus-moment’ too if we were looking at a cap-busting [no pun intended] contract extension…

  34. joey49er says: May 2, 2014 7:40 PM

    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…

  35. snoqualmkanem says: May 2, 2014 8:34 PM

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

  36. uglydingo says: May 2, 2014 8:51 PM

    Call the tattooist. He needs some profound scripture on his ass.

  37. flyinghighphil says: May 2, 2014 9:01 PM

    Doesn’t matter he sucks, and so do the 40 whiners. GO RAMS

  38. higheriqthanyou says: May 2, 2014 9:49 PM

    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.

  39. elranchotropicana says: May 2, 2014 10:32 PM

    Geez,can’t believe 9er’s are going with this turd as the face of their franchise. I’d be embarrassed if my waterboy presented himself like this moron.

  40. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: May 2, 2014 10:38 PM

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

  41. staffordsyear says: May 2, 2014 10:54 PM

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

  42. kamthechancellor says: May 3, 2014 1:18 AM

    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.

  43. higheriqthanyou says: May 3, 2014 10:34 AM

    TP > CK

  44. outlawjerseywhales says: May 3, 2014 10:45 AM

    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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