San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is in the midst of three separate appeals for various fines, and it appears he has won his first. According to Mindi Bach, Kaepernick won his appeal for a $5,512 fine for a uniform violation involving his pants being too high above the knee.
Kap is also appealing a $10,000 fine for wearing his Beats by Dre headphones, and an $11,025 fine for inappropriate language. The Beats fine was assessed for him wearing the headphones during his post game press conference last week following the Chiefs game. The league has a deal with Bose which prohibits use of competing headphones in pre- and post-game televised interviews. The inappropriate language penalty was assessed during the Bears game. Defensive lineman Lamarr Houston initially said Kap didn't say anything, but after Houston was penalized for the same thing a week later, he said Kap did in fact use the n-word, but that it was a "cultural thing."
The appeals process for fines is an odd one. The order of these penalties was inappropriate language, then the pants too high, then the Beats by Dre. I'm guessing the high pants was easiest since they could take a look at film from the game. Of course, how they missed it the first time is beyond me.