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09/21/2014 04:24 pm ET Updated Sep 22, 2014

Colin Kaepernick Fined For Using N-Word: REPORT

Last week, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined more than $11,000 and penalized for apparently using inappropriate language on the field. On Sunday, FoxSports offered new details on the incident.

Referees told Fox's Jay Glazer that Kaepernick said the n-word during a skirmish with the Chicago Bears' LaMarr Houston. Kaepernick denied any wrongdoing.

"It will be appealed," he said, per the Associated Press. "I didn't say anything."

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said that he had no reason to believe Kaepernick was lying.

The NFL did not respond to a request for comment.

The use of slurs in football has been in the spotlight this year. As the New York Times reports, the NFL had reportedly been considering a new policy to penalize the n-word. Under the proposed rule, which Sports Illustrated said was not formally adopted, players would receive a 15-yard penalty for using the-word on the field.

Last year, the Philadelphia Eagles fined receiver Riley Cooper after a video of him using the term at a concert went viral. The NFL did not discipline him.

Below is a video that was taken of Kaepernick during the altercation:

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