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49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick fined for headphones

Colin Kaepernick
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) sets up to pass during a 22-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
(Tony Avelar / Associated Press)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said Thursday that he has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for the pink Beats by Dre brand name headphones he wore around his neck after Sunday’s game against Kansas City.

Though Kaepernick has an endorsement deal with Beats and has done a commercial, the league’s contract is with Bose. Wearing the pink version for October breast cancer awareness month, Kaepernick knew he could be subject to a fine after the 22-17 win Sunday.

Kaepernick later took to Twitter to explain his decision and posted a photo of himself with the headphones: “I support breast cancer awareness! My grandma is a survivor!”

He declined to say whether Beats would pick up the cost of his fine, saying, “We’ll let that be unanswered.”

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Tennessee left tackle Michael Roos, who has played more games than any other offensive lineman since 2005, will have surgery to repair his right knee and may have played his final game with the Titans. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that Roos won’t play against Jacksonville on Sunday, but declined to discuss the specific injury or whether Roos’ season is over. …

Arizona quarterback Drew Stanton says he has improved every day and is hopeful he will be cleared to play in the Cardinals’ game Sunday against the Washington Redskins.


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