Last week we reported that Kaepernick received an $11k fine for using inappropriate language during a game against the Chicago Bears. We couldn’t quite understand what was said, but now Bears lineman Lamarr Houston confirms that Kaepernick used the N-word. Hit the jump for details.

Via CBS Sports:

Bears linebacker Lamarr Houston played a supporting role in last week’s Colin Kaepernick controversy in which the NFL said the 49ers quarterback used the N-word while he was engaged in a verbal tussle with Houston.

Kaepernick has loudly denied saying anything, and after the Bears beat the 49ers in Week 2, Houston agreed with his side of the story.

But after Chicago held off the Jets on Monday night during a game in which Houston was charged a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, Houston changed his story, confirming to the Chicago Tribune that Kaepernick had, in fact, flung the N-word at him.

“He was just saying inappropriate language,” Houston said.

Houston said Kaepernick got angry when Houston sarcastically complimented him on his pass that was intercepted by Kyle Fuller. Asked if Houston was insulted by the N-word, he said it was more of a “cultural thing.

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