Teammate says Kaepernick will be butt of jokes

Nude photos for ESPN The Magazine might lead to ribbing Brad Biggs

Print This July 12, 2013, 04:37 PM EST

At least one teammate says Colin Kaepernick is going to catch some grief when he shows up at training camp.

And it’s not for wearing the Miami Dolphins lid to a party earlier this summer.

Instead, 49ers safety Donte Whitner says he expects Kaepernick to be the butt of a joke or two after posing in the buff for ESPN The Magazine’s “body issue.” That is what Whitner told the Bull and Fox radio show, according to CBS Sports.

I would never do that," Whitner said. "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.

“He's the man right now, and that's what he chose to do. But he's going to receive some flak in the locker room."

Probably not too much though. Kaepernick quickly emerged as a leader for the 49ers last season and he enters his third training camp as the established starter.

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