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San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick given outragious fine by the NFL

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Player fines have become an almost common thing in the NFL as of late as the discipline of players has taken a major downward spiral of late.

Given all the bad press that certain disgraced NFL players have gotten over the last few months you would think the NFL would want to keep fines down to a minimum.

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Clearly that hasn't been taken seriously as the NFL have now handed out arguably the most ludicrous fine of the lot.

Players can be fined for doing the smallest things on the field but San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been fined for something that happened during his post-game press conference. 

After leading the team to victory over the Kansas City Chiefs Kaepernick showed up to his post-game press conference sporting an 'unacceptable' look.

Around Kaepernick's neck was a pair of bright pink headphones - not an uncommon sight in the NFL particularly during the month of October.

But the problem for Kaepernick, or more specifically, for the NFL, is that they were a pair of Beats by Dre headphones.

This choice of electronic device has now cost Kaepernick $10,000 due to the fact that the NFL has signed an exclusive agreement with Bose.

The complication however is that Kaepernick himself has a deal with Beats which now may have covered the price of his fine.

When asked if his sponsors helped out, Kaepernick said: "I'm going to let that be unanswered."

Arguably one of the most pointless fines in the NFL these days but nevertheless, one that will be interesting to see if Kaepernick listens to.

49ers on the rise

The 49ers have recently been on a return to their usual formidable selves after two wins over play-off teams from last year.

Both the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs have visited Levis Stadium and left with a loss on their record.

Next up for the 49ers is a trip to the St Louis Rams with everyone expecting them to get a third consecutive win against a currently 1-3 team.

They may need the third straight win ahead of week six as they face a very tough trip to the Super Bowl favoured Denver Broncos.

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