Here's Video Of Colin Kaepernick Saying… Something To Lamarr Houston
Colin Kaepernick was given a 15-yard "inappropriate language" penalty and fined $11,025 for saying... something to Lamarr Houston of the Bears on Sunday night. While Kaepernick insisted that he "didn't say anything" after the game, referee Laird Hayes, who assessed the penalty, maintained that "he knows what he said."
So, what words could have warranted a 15-yard penalty -- a not-insignificant amount of yardage in a close game between two potential NFC playoff teams? It must have been something bad, either a racial slur or a comment about sexual orientation, things that the NFL has promised to crack down on this season. Let's take a look:
We're not lip-reading experts, but that looks like "Back the fuck up," or something to that effect. Pretty benign, all things considered.
So, is saying "fuck" inappropriate? Technically, sure, it's a bad word. But are we really asking football players to pump themselves full of adrenaline, knock each other out, and then bow politely, soundlessly to each other after each play? Trash talking in general is tolerated, but the line is crossed when one of the words uttered is of the four-letter variety? We either need to crack down on taunting entirely, as suggested by Rick Chandler, or let these guys express themselves. And since we can't expect men in the midst of battle to self-censor, the former track appears to be the way to go.
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