San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been fined for allegedly using the “N-word.” According to Fox Sports, Kaepernick used the racial slur after exchanging words with Lamarr Houston of the Chicago Bears.
After the two players exchanged words, Kaepernick was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct. The NFL eventually fined Kaepernick $11,000 for using the slur.
Kaepernick, who is mixed with white and black, denies using the racial slur. Houston also denied that Kaepernick used the term.
After Riley Cooper, a white player for the Philadelphia Eagles, used the “N-word” at a concert in 2013, the NFL decided to band the use of the racial slur on the field by any player regarding race.
Kaepernick and the NFL Player’s Association will appeal his fine.