Kaepernick, Houston dispute quarterback’s use of slur

AP

The NFL’s letter informing 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick that he’s been fined for using abusive language doesn’t specific what he said.

Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston now says that Kaepernick used the “N” word.  Kaepernick contends he didn’t.

Via Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Houston said Monday night that he heard Kaepernick utter the slur.  After the Week Two game, however, Houston had said he heard nothing.

Ultimately, the available audio tape may resolve this one.  Especially since receiver Michael Crabtree wore a microphone during the game and seemed to be close enough to Kaepernick to pick up whatever he said.

Maybe Kaepernick simply said, “Bobby, give me my money.”

34 responses to “Kaepernick, Houston dispute quarterback’s use of slur

  1. Last night someone used the N word during the game,,, that is as common place amongst players nothing to see here. The NFL is foccussing on the wrong things once again, chill out on the many flags…

  2. The game’s over, flag was thrown and Kaepernick was fined pennies on his dollar. Why not move from this guys (Kaep and Houston, that is)?

  3. He didnt say anything let the trolls from the PEDhawks, tards and the lambs have at it. #GoNiners #Nobodyhasitbetter #KapwillGETusSIX

  4. Then there is the always ignorant Stephen A. Smith who says it is wrong and racist for a white ref to penalize a black player for using a divisive word like the N-word. I guess only black refs can assign that penalty.

  5. It’s incredible how much I do not care about this. The NFL is now the language police too? Who cares what these guys say to one another in the heat of battle. Sticks and stones…

    I’m far more concerned that 3 games into the season, this is all Lamarr Houston is known for. I remember hearing him touted as the #2 DE available in FA (behind Michael Johnson) at one point! He’s done NOTHING in a bears uniform thus far!

  6. Kaepernick is not a smart man. As it was, none of his fans believed he said anything that bad. Now he forces the issue until witnesses have to speak up and an eventually an audio clip is heard.

    Then his fans that would never have believed he said what he did will know what he said. I mean this is really easy PR stuff, who advises the ‘niners on public relations, Dick Cheney?

  7. Can this team be any less of a dumpster fire? Kaepernick is an arrogant man-child with limited ability at his chosen craft. You’re one hamstring pull/twisted ankle from oblivion, Santa Clara.

  8. Considering Colin Kaepernick is half African and half European, I’m sure he’s used that phrase like other African-American folk do, like hey Ni–a what’s up, or why you do that Ni–a? Something along those lines is what transpired. I don’t think he needs to be fined for that though. Lamarr Houston is correct. It is a cultural thing!

  9. The Lizard keeps darting sideways from his original stance. First he “didn’t say anything”, then he “didn’t say anything racial or offensive”. Keep scrambling, Kap.

  10. Let’s get back to it being about football. I turned off at least 2 games this week due to a never ending yellow flag toss.

    The way this should be handled and is handled in any work place is, if someone heard him say something that offended them, take it up with HR and NFLPA, file a grievance and let well established procedures do its thing.

    The NFL on so many levels is tredding into waters they “publicly” need to stear clear of.

    Stop catering to the drama hungry press and handle buisness the way you’re suppose to.

  11. Half of Kaepernick’s argument was that Houston said he didn’t say anything…now that’s gone.

  12. This whole (or is it hole Roddy?) N word thing is beyond asinine. In the 70s I get it. The black man (and women) faught for equal rights, and won (I realize Sharpton didnt get the memo about the victory, but he is kind of old now). Its a great thing. We now even have a black (well, half, even though he refuses to acknowledge it, but that is for another day) President.

    We have come a long way in this country. But I think the idea of “its our word and you cant use it” is getting a little beyond lame. No one should use it, period. We have reached the point where it seems that it is basically being rubbed in the faces of “the man”. Lets use it as often as humanly possible because they cant use it… Like I said, its lame. Either the word is offensive, or it isnt. I get tired of going to the movies, or going to the mall, or going to the super market and hearing the N word 15 times a minute from the black “yoots” (thank you My Cousin Vinny). I find that to be highly offensive.

  13. Sorry you can’t use “it’s a cultural thing” to allow use of the word. It is either wrong to say it, which means nobody can say it, or persons other than blacks can say it as well.

    Basically the use of the n-word is no longer allowed.

    If I hear it at work I’ll flag it regardless of who says it.

  14. chitownbullet says: Sep 23, 2014 2:47 PM

    Considering Colin Kaepernick is half African and half European, I’m sure he’s used that phrase like other African-American folk do, like hey Ni–a what’s up, or why you do that Ni–a? Something along those lines is what transpired. I don’t think he needs to be fined for that though. Lamarr Houston is correct. It is a cultural thing!

    What part of Africa is Colin from?

  15. Kaep’s a liar! And he has a huge beak below his eyes. I don’t how he gets a helmet over that thing!

  16. Kaepernick could shoot someone on the field and his appologists would deny everything.

    OTOH, I’m getting a little tired of the NFL trying to make these players choir boys. I just don’t care what they call each other.

  17. Regardless of whether or not one believes it should be a penalty or not….CK is the ONLY player to have been penalized for it so far.

    There have been 48 games played so far this season. Does anybody actually believe this is the one and only instance of that word (or similar words) being used????

    C’mon, man….

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