49ers Want Explanation of Kaepernick Language Penalty


Chicago Bears v San Francisco 49ersThe San Francisco 49ers are demanding an explanation for the 15 yard penalty given to quarterback Colin Kaepernick on a Loss to the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

Kaepernick is standing by his post game comments, “I didn’t say anything,”  when asked what caused the flag.

Asked again if he used a slur, Kaepernick said “No.” Asked if he was shocked referee Carl Cheffers announced a penalty for inappropriate language, Kaepernick replied: “Yes.”

Side judge Laird Hayes also stood by his call. “He knows what he said,” Hayes said. “It was the right call.”

A league spokesman referred inquiries about Kaepernick’s penalty to Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 of the rule book regarding unsportsmanlike conduct and prohibited acts, such as: “Using abusive, threatening, or insulting language or gestures to opponents, teammates, officials, or representatives of the League.”

The 49ers drew 16 penalties on Sunday, their most since 16 in a Jan. 3, 2000, loss at Atlanta.

Harbaugh said of the penalties: “We’ll try to be better for it. That’s something we’ll work on.”

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