Harbaugh defends Kaepernick

Dec 5, 2014 6:54 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh took exception to the response toward quarterback Colin Kaepernick following his somewhat brief media session on Wednesday.

"It's sad, really, because you don't know Kap," Harbaugh said Friday. "You get the honest person with him. If he's not chatty; he won't be chatty. He has a single-mindedness about him that I respect."

Kaepernick's weekly session included one-sentence responses, which included a nod of the head, to 30 of the 32 questions asked. The other two answers were two sentences long.

National sports shows picked up the interview, poking fun at the brevity. Harbaugh did not appreciate Kaepernick being used as fodder.

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