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Colin Kaepernick fined more than $11K for what was called inappropriate language, will appeal

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks on the field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks on the field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)  (The Associated Press)

Colin Kaepernick says he has been fined more than $11,000 by the NFL and he will appeal the penalty for what was called "inappropriate language" by the 49ers quarterback following a fourth-quarter interception in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Bears.

Kaepernick reiterated Wednesday, "I didn't say anything" when he and Lamarr Houston went at it — and Kaepernick points to Houston's comments that the quarterback didn't say anything offensive or out of line. Side judge Laird Hayes threw the flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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. Coach Jim Harbaugh has heard from the NFL that there won't be a change to the call, and he has no stance on it except "Colin's always been truthful 100 percent of the time."

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