Donte Whitner: Kaepernick Will be Teased Over ESPN’s Body Issue

Jun 21, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick acknowledges the crowd prior to throwing out the first pitch before the start of the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins at AT

Two San Francisco 49ers will be amongst those posing nude in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue: quarterback Colin Kaepernick and tight end Vernon Davis.

49ers safety Donte Whitner isn’t one of the athletes posing and he doesn’t think he could take part.

“I would never do that,” Whitner told the Bull and Fox radio show, via “To each his own. I don’t know about all the naked pictures and the lower body. I’m a little bit against that, but to each his own.”

And while Whitner wouldn’t pose, he’ll tease his teammates about it.

“He’s the man right now, and that’s what he chose to do,” Whitner said of Kaepernick. “But he’s going to receive some flak in the locker room.”

Why are they just teasing Kaepernick and not Vernon Davis?

Nevertheless, Whitner was also asked about the Colin Kaepernick hat debacle.

“I agree with both sides on it,” Whitner said. “I agree with his point of view that ‘I go out here and I bust my butt each and every day and give everything to my football team, I should be able to wear whatever I want.’”

Topics: Colin Kaepernick, Donte Whitner, San Francisco 49ers

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  • loverpoint

    Hey as long as the teasing is light hearted.
    Why would they tease Kaepernick and not Vernon Davis? I doubt that anyone will tease them about a photo shoot that was done by a professional photographer for a professional magazine. He may get kidded about some of the photo shopped pictures floating around. There is one photo already that shows Kaepernick naked on the back of a Dolphin as they fly out of the water.

    Cal Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughman basically posed nude in the SI bathing suit edition. All they did was body paint what was supposed to be a bathing suit on her. She looked fantastic and hopefully it will help advance her broadcasting career. She is very knowledgeable of all sports and I’m sure you will be seeing her doing commentary soon on some major network.

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