Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Colin Kaepernick: “I don’t know what I’m being fined for”

Colin Kaepernick was given a 15-yard penalty and a fine of $11,025 after an official said he used a racial slur on the field. Kaepernick insisted he had said no such thing, appealed the fine, and today won the appeal — sort of.

On appeal, Kaepernick had his fine cut in half. But Kaepernick now wants to know why he was fined at all, as the appeal officer apparently believes him that he didn’t use a slur.

NFL: No evidence Colin Kaepernick used racial slur, fine cut in half

The NFL found no evidence that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick used a racial slur to Chicago Bears defensive end Lamarr Houston, which Kaepernick has maintained all along.

The NFL reduced the fine from $11,000 to $5,500, the Sacramento Bee and other outlets reported, after an arbitrator found no proof that Kaepernick used a racial slur. Kaepernick used “general profanity," which is why half of the fine was held up (which makes no sense because if "general profanity" is to be fined by the NFL going forward, the entire league might be broke by Thanksgiving, but apparently the NFL didn't want to let him totally off the hook). 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

49ers Vs Rams Full Game

Report: Patrick Willis unlikely to play this week with sprained toe

Patrick Willis injured a toe on Monday night against the Rams.  It apparently will keep him from playing on Sunday night against the Broncos.

Per a league source, Willis has a sprained toe.  It’s currently unlikely that Willis will play this weekend.

Willis will be evaluated by the same specialist who has been treating Bengals receiver A.J. Green’s toe ligament problem.

With NaVorro Bowman still out following a torn ACL suffered in the 2013 playoffs, the 49ers may have to face the Broncos without two of best linebackers in the league.

49ers Vs Rams Postgame Press Conference - Jim Harbaugh

49ers Vs Rams Postgame Press Conference - Colin Kaepernick