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Colin Kaepernick and Sanaa Lathan dating?

Colin Kaepernick Sanaa Lathan

Are Colin Kaepernick and Sanaa Lathan dating?

There were some rumors that soccer player Sydney Leroux might be the girlfriend of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, but Kaepernick denied that was the case. Maybe Kaep was telling the truth.

Despite keeping most of his personal business private, Kaepernick posted the above photo to his Instagram Saturday night. Lathan shared the same photo on her Instagram account and added an “xoxo.” They seem pretty intimate and happy, right?

Kaepernick would have had plenty of time to spend with a woman Saturday night because his team already played on Thursday night and won.

Lathan, in case you’re curious, is an actress and known for her roles in “Love & Basketball,” “Brown Sugar” and “Something New.” She’s also 42 years old, so Kaepernick would be stepping up in age class if they are dating.

Robert Quinn Kaepernicks after sacking Colin Kaepernick (GIF)

St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn rubbed it in on Colin Kaepernick after sacking the San Francisco 49ers quarterback during the Week 4 game between the teams on Thursday.

Robert Quinn KaepernicksQuinn got to Kaepernick on the first play of San Francisco’s possession following a Rams field goal to make it 3-0. The former North Carolina Tar Heel curled his arm and gave a kiss to his biceps just like Kaepernick does to celebrate a nice play.

Will Kaepernick take the disrespect as well as Aaron Rodgers does when someone does his belt celebration?

Quinn now has five sacks on the season, placing him second in the league. He has 20.5 sacks in 35 games since being drafted in the first round by the Rams in 2011.

GIF via Turf Show Times

Colin Kaepernick shaved eyebrow in great EA Sports marketing ploy

Colin Kaepernick “shaved” off one of his eyebrows after losing a bet to Russell Wilson over the Seattle Seahawks-San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday night, but it was all done as part of a brilliant marketing scheme by EA Sports.
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Kaepernick and Wilson starred in a commercial over the offseason promoting EA Sports’ NFL video game Madden 25. While they made the commercial, they also recorded a bit where they bet each other an eyebrow on the outcome of the big NFC West game between their teams. The bet got tons of publicity during the week, but Wilson admitted on Softy Mahler’s radio show in Seattle that the bet wasn’t real. That didn’t stop EA Sports from releasing a video following the game of Kaepernick shaving off his eyebrow.

For those unfamiliar with how this sort of thing works, a company like EA will film two versions of the commercial — one with Kaepernick shaving the eyebrow and the other with Wilson doing it. Then they release the appropriate video based on the outcome of the game. You may recall that Reebok did the same thing with its Perfectville commercial after the New England Patriots lost the Super Bowl in 2008. Here’s the alternate commercial.

Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson bet: Loser shaves an eyebrow on Sunday

Russell-Wilson-Colin-Kaepernick-eyebrow-betThe San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks are facing off on Sunday in what should be a great game between two Super Bowl contenders. The question is, will more be on the line than early-season playoff position in the NFC West?

Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson recently starred in a commercial for Madden 25 together in which they make a friendly wager that the losing quarterback on Sunday has to shave an eyebrow off. My initial reaction is that it’s just a commercial and the two young stars would never do it, but then the message at the end of the 15-second clip popped up.

“See who loses an eyebrow after Sunday’s game.”

This is the NFL we’re talking about and one of the most popular video games of all time. You don’t have to create false wagers to get people to tune into the Seahawks-Niners game or buy a copy of the latest Madden, so could this be for real? I think I speak for everyone when I say that would be pretty lame if not.

UPDATE: Wilson addressed the commercial during a radio appearance and basically admitted no one will be shaving an eyebrow. Pansies.

Colin Kaepernick to Packers: You’ll need a better game plan than intimidation

Clay-Matthews-late-hit-Colin-KaepernickThe Green Bay Packers were more prepared for Colin Kaepernick on Sunday as a runner than they were in the playoffs last year, but the end result was the same. The San Francisco 49ers won the game and Kaepernick shredded Green Bay through the air, throwing for 412 yards and three touchdowns.

The Packers’ 34-28 loss also included a boneheaded play from Clay Matthews, who started a brawl when he dove at Kaepernick and tackled him as he was clearly out of bounds. After the game, Kaepernick was asked about that play and Matthews’ comments from earlier in the week about trying to get his hits in on the quarterback.

“I’m not worried about what people are saying,” Kaepernick said, via the Niners official website. “If intimidation is your game plan, I hope you have a better one.”

The play also led to a crucial mistake by the referees, who allowed San Francisco to replay 3rd down after offsetting penalties to both teams. Kaepernick then threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin on the next play. With the offsetting penalties after the play was over, it should have been 4th down. Matthews admitted it was a dumb play.

“First off, it wasn’t a very smart play,” he said. “I had already committed to hitting the quarterback. I guess I should have figured he was going to step out of bounds, but it was nothing personal. I went up to him later and was joking around with him. Not a very smart play.”

While there was no excuse for the officials to blow the call, Matthews realizes the confusion would have never occurred if he didn’t hit Kaepernick late. Green Bay clearly doesn’t intimidate Kaep. The Packers could very well have to go through San Francisco if they want to reach the Super Bowl this year, so they had better figure out a way to stop the second-year phenom by then.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Packers-49ers brawl after Clay Matthews’ late hit on Colin Kaepernick (Video)

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The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers brawled during Sunday’s season opener after Clay Matthews launched himself at Colin Kaepernick with a late hit in the second quarter.

The Niners had a 3rd and 6 situation and Kaepernick didn’t find any receivers, so he decided to run to his left. He was by the sidelines and had stepped out of bounds when Matthews hit him, leading to an sportsmanlike conduct penalty for the linebacker. But Matthews’ late hit caused 49ers offensive lineman Joe Staley to get upset and step in to defend his quarterback. A mini-brawl broke out, and the teams were hit with offsetting penalties.

The referees actually made a mistake by allowing the 49ers to replay the down after the offsetting penalties. Kapernick threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin to make it 14-7 San Francisco on the replay of 3rd and 6. Maybe the touchdown was karma for the late hit.

There were a few questionable aspects of that drive. One, Packers coach Mike McCarthy opted to decline a 5-yard penalty for illegal formation, making it 3rd and 6 instead of 4th and 1. Two, the refs gave San Francisco an extra down when they allowed them to replay 3rd and 6.

Matthews said during the week before the game that he would be looking to get his hits in on Kaepernick. He was not lying.

Video of the brawl is below:

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Colin Kaepernick: Sydney Leroux is not my girlfriend

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Colin Kaepernick addressed rumors on Wednesday that he is dating soccer player Sydney Leroux. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback made it pretty clear that he isn’t.

“Not my girlfriend,” Kaepernick responded when asked by the local media.

Kaepernick was also asked if he watched Leroux’s four-goal game in the US Women’s National Team’s 7-0 win over Mexico on Tuesday. Kaepernick gave his typical business-like answer.

“I didn’t see the game. I was working.”

So do you take his word for it? We picked up on some potential flirting between the two when Leroux trash-talked Kaepernick on Saturday over the UCLA-Nevada football game, but that’s not enough to say they’re dating. Besides, the two are so busy with their careers, if anything, maybe they’re casually talking.

But if they are dating, then they each have chosen very well.