San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick addressed Internet reports that he and former teammate Aldon Smith fought during practice last Thursday over a woman. The squabble supposedly took place before Smith was released following his fifth arrest since 2011. Another report also claimed that Smith smashed up Kaepernick’s Mercedes in retaliation.
Kaepernick fired back by pointing out that his team did not have practice on Thursday, so no one was present at the facility. He also reminded everyone that he has had a deal with Jaguar for several years and therefor would not have been driving a Mercedes.
“Well, if I was a reporter, I would go about things [differently],” Kaepernick said. “I feel like anyone that believes that and goes about reporting it is, just doesn’t have the best integrity, in my mind. I mean, to try to prey on athletes’ livelihoods while one is going through a tough time is embarrassing to me.”
While Kaepernick did not say specifically if he and Smith did indeed have an altercation, the quarterback did say he considered Smith a friend.