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Colin Kaepernick gets $61 million guaranteed in six-year extension

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick is getting paid some big-time money by the San Francisco 49ers.

A day after it was reported that the two sides resumed contract extension talks, we learned that an agreement was reached on a six-year extension. The extension will run through 2020 and it reportedly calls for Kaepernick to be paid $61 million guaranteed and can be worth up to $126 million.

The guaranteed money is a huge amount and more than what anyone other quarterback in history has been paid.

Kaepernick is absolutely worth it.

The guy is only 26 and led the Niners to the Super Bowl in his first year as a starter, and he took them to the NFC Championship Game in his second season. He can throw, he can scramble, and he is a good all-around player who is only getting better.

With this deal, the Niners are ensuring that they will have one of the league’s top QBs during the prime of his career. He is a franchise quarterback and this is the kind of money it takes to lock up a good, young one.

If you want to win in the NFL, you need a good quarterback, and this is how much they cost. I don’t see how anyone could complain about this contract.

Colin Kaepernick on 911 tapes ‘I’m glad the truth is getting out’

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick has been vocal in defending himself against the allegations that he was involved in some sort of sexual assault case, and 911 audio recordings that were released on Tuesday seem to support his case.

TMZ first reported that Kaepernick was involved in an alleged sexual case in Florida that was being investigated. A woman claimed she went over to see Kaepernick at a hotel ended up in the hospital without knowing how she got there. Kaepernick maintained his innocence in the matter. His said that the women came over, got naked in a bed and would not leave.

The 911 audio, which features the voices of two of Kaepernick’s friends — Ricardo Lockette and Quinton Patton — seems to confirm Kaepernick’s side.

A day after the audio came out, Kaepernick tweeted the following:

The 49ers have stood behind him during the investigation and so have we. From the start, it only sounded like Kaepernick was just tied to an investigation but not really a perpetrator. This audio seems to confirm that.

49ers were reportedly ready to give Colin Kaepernick $100 million deal

Colin KaepernickThe San Francisco 49ers supposedly were prepared to give Colin Kaepernick a $100 million deal prior to his involvement in the sexual assault case.

During a visit on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami told DP that the Niners were prepared to give Kaepernick a $100 million deal prior to the investigation.

Word came out last week that Kaepernick was being investigated in connection to a suspicious incident earlier in the month at a Miami hotel. Kaepernick was with two other NFL players when it happened. The woman involved says she woke up in the hospital the morning after hanging out with the guys at their hotel room and had no idea how she got there. Kaepernick ripped the sexual assault report saying that it wasn’t true.

Word later emerged that it was the players who called police because the woman supposedly would not leave.

Kaepernick is entering his fourth season in the league and set to make less than $1 million next season before he becomes a free agent. Kawakami also reported that the Niners are standing by Kaepernick amid the investigation.

We’re guessing CK ultimately gets a big deal from the team. He’s believed to be looking for $20 million per season.

Helmet smack to Pro Football Zone

Colin Kaepernick rips TMZ sexual assault report

Colin-Kaepernick-flexingTMZ was the first to report on Thursday that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault over an alleged incident that took place in Miami. When the actual police report was later shared by The Sacramento Bee, nothing was mentioned about sexual assault. Instead, police said they were investigating a “suspicious incident.”

TMZ later clarified their report by acknowledging that police used the term “suspicious incident” but noted that it is clear an alleged sex crime is being investigated because the case was referred to the Special Victim’s Office. On Friday morning, Kaepernick took to Twitter to blast TMZ.

Kaepernick and two other NFL players, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette, reportedly hung out at Lockette’s apartment with a woman who claims she had a previous sexual relationship with Kaepernick. She claimed she had a few drinks and felt lightheaded, so she went to a bedroom with Kaepernick. While she said she did not have sex with Kaepernick, the woman woke up in a hospital bed the next morning and claimed she did not remember how she got there.

Kaepernick’s agent Scott Smith also addressed the allegations on Friday.

“We stand by Colin 100% and are fully confident that the truth will be evident once the facts come to light regarding this matter,” Smith said, via Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. “Thank you for supporting Colin.”

H/T Pro Football Talk

Report: Colin Kaepernick being investigated for sexual assault

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Colin Kaepernick is reportedly being investigated for sexual assault. According to TMZ, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback was involved in an alleged incident that took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee later reported that police are investigating what they called a “suspicious incident” involving Kaepernick and two other NFL players, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. The police report states that the incident took place on April 1.

A woman claims she went to Lockette’s apartment at 9 p.m. and Kaepernick and Patton were there. She was reportedly told that if she wanted to drink shots that were made “she had to ‘hit’ the bong which contained marijuana.” The woman claimed she felt lightheaded and went to a bedroom with Kaepernick, whom she had a sexual relationship with in the past. She claimed that she and Kaepernick did not have sex and that Patton and Lockette peaked in the bedroom and she told them to get out.

The woman went on to say she woke up in a hospital bed the next morning and did not remember how she got there. As Barrows noted, the police report did not mention sexual assault.

TMZ’s sources said that Kaepernick hung out with a wedding party at the Viceroy pool over the weekend and one member of the group said he was extremely kind and “made the bride’s weekend.”

The 49ers acknowledged the report on Thursday morning.

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts,” general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.

We’ll have updates as they become available.

Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton try to sing Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ (Video)

Colin-Kaepernick-Cam-Newton-singingColin Kaepernick and Cam Newton hosted Cartoon Network’s “Hall of Game Awards” on Monday night. The NFL stars seemed to have a great time doing it, especially when they took the stage surrounded by kids and showed off their singing skills.

When we say “singing skills,” we really mean lack thereof. Newton and Kaepernick each took a turn singing a version of Katy Perry’s “Roar” and inserted their team name into the chorus. While we commend them for doing it for the children, we’re obligated to note that they have to be easily two of the worst singers in professional sports.

Please let that be a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

Video via TMZ

Colin Kaepernick unloads on Richard Sherman: ‘He’s afraid of our receivers’

Richard-Sherman-chokeRichard Sherman may be a lot of things, but there are very few who would argue that the Seattle Seahawks cornerback is timid. Sherman is cockier than any player in the game, and that confidence has allowed him to dominate his position. But if you ask San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, he would tell you Sherman is “afraid.”

Afraid of what exactly? Kaepernick went off on Sherman in an interview with Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post on Thursday. The Niners signal-caller said Sherman fears San Francisco’s receiving corps and was one foot away from being the “goat” in the NFC Championship Game.

“I’ll take that matchup every day,” Kaepernick said. “I feel like he’s afraid of our receivers, and that’s something I look forward to [exploiting] next year.

“I had Crabtree one-on-one with half of the field to himself, and I’m going to take that every single time. He made a good play on that ball, but if I throw it a foot farther, it’s a touchdown and now you’re the goat, Richard Sherman. It’s a game of inches. The inches were in [Sherman’s] favor in that case, but this game will humble you very quickly.”

As you might expect, Kaepernick’s hostility was fueled by Sherman’s verbal assault on Michael Crabtree and the choke gesture he made toward the Niners.

“Did that make you feel better about yourself? Then go ahead,” Kaepernick added. “Because I’m not worried about you. … As my dad has always told me, if you have to tell people how good you are, then how good are you really? If you have to go on national TV and try to say you’re the best cornerback in the league, then you’ve got your own insecurities.”

I’m never a fan of playing the “if” game, because there are a lot of “ifs” throughout the course of a game that could have changed history. Kaepernick is right — if he put more air under that pass we would be talking about Crabtree beating Sherman. But he didn’t, and Sherman made an incredible play on the ball.

Sherman has since apologized for the way he went after Crabtree, but the damage is obviously done for Kaepernick. The rivalry between the Seahawks and Niners should be one of the best in football for years to come.