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Kaepernick fined $11K for inappropriate language, will appeal 
 
Colin Kaepernick has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL for using inappropriate language following a fourth-quarter interception in Sunday’s 28-20 loss to the Bears. But the 49ers quarterback says he plans to appeal the fine.
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.
“It will be appealed,” Kaepernick said. “I didn’t say anything. Lamarr Houston said I didn’t say anything. We’re going to leave it at that.”
Side judge Laird Hayes threw the flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Houston told the Chicago Tribune after the game that he hadn’t heard anything from Kaepernick and that he had said something to the quarterback after the first of two late interceptions by rookie Kyle Fuller that helped rally the Bears.
“I said, ‘Nice pass,’” Houston said.
Because of Houston’s comments, Kaepernick believes he has a case for an appeal.
“The player that I supposedly said something to has been quoted saying that I didn’t say anything, and I don’t know him, so it’s not like he would have a reason to just randomly stick up for me,” Kaepernick said.
In the letter from the league informing him of the fine, Kaepernick said there was no explanation as to what Hayes claims the quarterback said. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Kaepernick fined $11K for inappropriate language, will appeal

 

Colin Kaepernick has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL for using inappropriate language following a fourth-quarter interception in Sunday’s 28-20 loss to the Bears. But the 49ers quarterback says he plans to appeal the fine.

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.

“It will be appealed,” Kaepernick said. “I didn’t say anything. Lamarr Houston said I didn’t say anything. We’re going to leave it at that.”

Side judge Laird Hayes threw the flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Houston told the Chicago Tribune after the game that he hadn’t heard anything from Kaepernick and that he had said something to the quarterback after the first of two late interceptions by rookie Kyle Fuller that helped rally the Bears.

“I said, ‘Nice pass,’” Houston said.

Because of Houston’s comments, Kaepernick believes he has a case for an appeal.

“The player that I supposedly said something to has been quoted saying that I didn’t say anything, and I don’t know him, so it’s not like he would have a reason to just randomly stick up for me,” Kaepernick said.

In the letter from the league informing him of the fine, Kaepernick said there was no explanation as to what Hayes claims the quarterback said. (Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Browns TE Cameron, LB Mingo return to practice

Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron and starting linebacker Barkevious Mingo both returned to practice after missing last week with shoulder injuries.

Cameron and Mingo sat out Sunday’s home win over New Orleans. They took part in the early stages of Wednesday’s practice while the media were allowed to watch.

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Cameron and Mingo would be limited and doesn’t know if they’ll play this week against Baltimore.

Pettine expects running back Ben Tate (sprained right knee) to miss his second straight game. Tate was on a stationary bike as his teammates worked out. He got hurt in the season opener at Pittsburgh.

Cameron initially injured his shoulder during training camp and then aggravated it after he fell following a 47-yard reception against the Steelers. (Photo: Mark Duncan/Associated Press)

 

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Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charge

NBC NewsPolice arrested Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer on suspicion of aggravated assault involving a 27-year-old woman and 18-month-old child, authorities said Wednesday. The Cardinals immediately issued a statement deactivating Dwyer from the team.

Dwyer’s arrest adds to a growing list of similar cases involving NFL players.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) against the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 8, 2014, at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas / USA TODAY Sports)

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DeSean Jackson expects to play against Eagles

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson says he expects to play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports. It’s Jackson’s first return to Philly since he was released by the Eagles in March.

“I don’t plan on missing this game,” Jackson said.

Jackson has a Grade 1 sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder from the Redskins’ win over Jacksonville, but he said Wednesday that the swelling and soreness have gone down and he’s getting back to full strength and full motion in the arm.

The three-time Pro Bowl wideout was abruptly cut by the Eagles and signed by the Redskins a few days later. (Photo: Associated Press)

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