San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refused to stand for the national anthem because he thinks America oppresses black people, wasn’t always such a champion for black power.
Back in 2014 Kaepernick, who is half white, raised by white adoptive parents and whose black father left before he was born, was fined $11,000 for using the “n” word during an argument with black Chicago Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston, Fox Sports reported at the time.
The 49ers quarterback was responsible for four turnovers in the team’s loss, but it was a curious flag that has also drawn attention.
After throwing an interception that set up a Bears touchdown, Kaepernick allegedly used a racial slur, according to the refs.
Kaepernick was fined more than $11k for the alleged slur, but denied saying anything.
Kaepernick reiterated that he did nothing wrong when he and Chicago defensive end Lamarr Houston went at it — and Kaepernick points to Houston’s comments that the quarterback didn’t say anything offensive or out of line. Kaepernick shoved Houston after the play.
But that’s not exactly true.
While Houston initially said he didn’t hear Kaepernick say the word, he changed his story a week later when talking to the Chicago Tribune where he confirmed the 49ers quarterback did use the slur.
“He was just saying inappropriate language,” Houston said, adding that Kaepernick cursed at him which included his use of the “n” word.