Former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has confidence in his former quarterback, even if no one else does.
Appearing Tuesday on ProFootballTalk Live, Harbaugh praised Colin Kaepernick as the QB has found himself in headlines again. Kaepernick hasn’t said much of anything, but other people are talking about him, including the president.
Kang was most recently arrested Dec. 2 in Seoul and charged with fleeing the scene of a DUI accident. He previously was charged with DUI in August 2009 and May 2011, so the most recent incident resulted in his driver’s license being revoked.
The 29-year-old is not expected to serve any jail time. Prosecutors on Wednesday asked the court to impose a fine of 15 million won (about $13,000), the same penalty they had sought in asking the court for a summary judgment several weeks ago. The court determined a trial should be held, and a verdict is now expected to be handed down March 3.
Kang will report to Pirates spring training in Bradenton, Fla., after the legal proceedings are finished. While the Pirates have publicly chastised the slugger in the wake of his arrest, neither the team nor Major League Baseball has handed down any discipline in connection with the December arrest.