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Colin Kaepernick Headphones Earn Him $10K Fine for Wearing Wrong Brand

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By    |   Friday, 10 Oct 2014 04:37 PM

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for wearing a set of headphones made by Beats by Dre.

Kaepernick wore the bright pink headphones into Levi's Stadium when his team played the Kansas City Chiefs last week. But he was breaking NFL rules because the league has a deal with Bose making that company the official league headphones.

Players are not allowed to wear any brand of headphones other than Bose when they might be seen by cameras or fans.

ESPN’s John Clayton speculated that Kaepernick may have intentionally broken the rules. The quarterback did a commercial for Beats headphones previously.

When asked outright if Beats paid the fine for him, ESPN reported that Kaepernick said, “I’m going to let that be unanswered.”

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman also has been a Beats spokesman, and he also wore the banned headphones before a game this week. Likely, he’s facing the same fine as Kaepernick.

“The NFL has a long history of protecting its official sponsors, and handing out fines when players wear unapproved gear before, during or after games,” Yahoo's Shutdown Corner said. “NFL rules say that players can't wear unapproved headphones (or other gear) for 90 minutes after the game ends.”

Fans online pointed out that Beats is getting even more publicity after the NFL fine.





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