Report: 49ers’ Aldon Smith’s Love Triangle Played Role In Colin Kaepernick’s Locker Room Drama


Earlier this year, TMZ Sports reported that San Francisco 49ers OLB Aldon Smith was involved in a fight with QB Colin Kaepernick during practice in which it was so heated that “players had to pull them apart.”

The fight was apparently over Smith’s ex-girlfriend and Hot 97 host Nessa. According to TMZ Sports, Smith and Nessa broke up in recent months — who then started something new with Kap.

The drama died down for months but has now resurfaced, as Bay Area Sports Guy reported that Kaepernick may be on the outside looking in among his teammates. Fox Sports Jay Glazer reported earlier this morning that Kaepernick was indeed ‘on an island,’ inside the 49ers locker room. And now it appears that it may be due to Kaepernick’s love triangle which involved Smith and Nessa.

“This morning, an independent source confirmed what I was told a few weeks ago: that a significant divide has formed in the locker room, and a large number of Colin Kaepernick’s teammates have turned on him. While it’s unclear whether his recent poor performance plays a role, I’ve been told by more than one person that Kaepernick’s relationship with Nessa, and his fallout with Smith, are to blame. The source said that many of the players simply don’t like Kaepernick,” says McLorg.

With the 49ers continuing to struggle, it will be interesting to see what they do with Kaepernick as the 49ers try to get back in the win column.

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