Last week, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was fined more than $11,000 and penalized for apparently using inappropriate language on the field. On Sunday, FoxSports offered new details on the incident.
"It will be appealed," he said, per the Associated Press. "I didn't say anything."
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said that he had no reason to believe Kaepernick was lying.
The NFL did not respond to a request for comment.
The use of slurs in football has been in the spotlight this year. As the New York Times reports, the NFL had reportedly been considering a new policy to penalize the n-word. Under the proposed rule, which Sports Illustrated said was not formally adopted, players would receive a 15-yard penalty for using the-word on the field.
Below is a video that was taken of Kaepernick during the altercation: