— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) October 6, 2014
Colin Kaepernick, star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, was fined $10k for wearing Beats by Dre headphones rather than Bose headphones.
The NFL recently made a deal with Bose, and said that players would be fined if they wore headphones other than Bose before or after games in front of cameras.
Beats are extremely popular in the NFL and are worn by most players. Was Kaepernick making a statement, or did he not know the new rule? After the game, when asked if Beats would pay the fine for him Kaep said, “We’ll let that be unanswered.”