Colin Kaepernick Put Tape Over The Beats Logo On His Headphones After $10,000 Fine

Tony Manfred
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The NFL fined Colin Kaepernick $10,000 for wearing Beats headphones in his postgame press conference after Week 5.

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As Cindy Boren of the Washington Post reports, there's a 90-minute window after each game where players cannot promote any apparel from a company that isn't an NFL partner. It's an NFL policy, not a Bose policy. Just as Robert Griffin III isn't allowed to wear Adidas gear after games because of the NFL's deal with Nike, Kaepernick isn't allowed to wear Beats. 

In a seeming effort to avoid another $10,000 fine, Kaepernick taped over the Beats logo on his pink Beats headphones after beating the Rams on Monday night.

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco got a close-up picture:

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kaepernick beats headphones

Matt Maiocco

The NFL generally doesn't fine players for wearing non-partner apparel before games, yet. That's why a bunch of NFL players were spotted wearing Beats before their Week 6 games, despite the Kaepernick fine in Week 5:

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richard sherman

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brady

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Kaepernick himself wore Beats earbuds before Monday night's game. It's unclear if the NFL will start enforcing its sponsorship policy in pregame warm-ups as well.

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