Was 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Flagged for Saying the N-Word? [Video]


If you went to bed early last night and were watching Sunday night Football, you probably woke up this morning expecting hear that the San Francisco 49ers continued their domination of the Chicago Bears and beat them 28-20.

Nope… The Bears came back with QB Jay Cutler connecting to his favorite target, Brandon Marshall for three touchdowns. On the other side, a lot of interceptions for Niners QB Colin Kaepernick. Following one key interception in the fourth quarter, Kap was flagged after a verbal altercation with Bears DE Lamarr Houston. Could Colin have been the first to be penalized for using the “N-word” on field?

At first, an official stepped in and simply tried to separate Kaepernick and Houston. Then the flag came out, and Kaepernick received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for using “inappropriate language.” Cris Collinsworth reminded viewers that the NFL vowed to eliminate the use of certain words over the offseason. We know the N-word was one of them after the Richie Incognito bullying scandal.