Miami police say that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is NOT under investigation, only that a “suspicious incident” was reported earlier this month at a Miami hotel. Police cautioned that any investigation is in its early stages and that no charges have been filed.
Kaepernick took to his official Twitter account to say that the original TMZ report got it wrong, but didn’t say how.
“The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong. They make things up about me that never happened. I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up. I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced.”
In fact, the incident report makes no mention that a crime has occurred. TMZ.com reported yesterday that Kaepernick is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, according to law enforcement sources. Those sources told TMZ that the investigation is in its “beginning stages.”
According to the incident report filed with Miami police on Friday, an unnamed woman said she had an encounter with Kaepernick, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette on April 1 at the Viceroy hotel in downtown Miami. The woman said she made drinks and served shots to the players. She was also told that in order “to drink the shots she had to ‘hit’ the bong, which contained marijuana,” the report said. The group then watched a basketball game on television.
The report then says the woman felt lightheaded and went to a bedroom where she was later joined by Kaepernick, 26, with whom she had a sexual relationship in the past. Kaepernick then left the bedroom. The two did not have sex, she said in the report. The report says that Patton, 23, and Lockette, 27, peeked inside the bedroom and that the woman yelled, “What are you doing? Where is Colin? Get out!”
According to the report, the woman does not remember anything about the night after that. She woke up in a hospital bed the following morning not knowing how she got there. The woman, whose name is redacted, reported the incident to police on April 3.
The 49ers released a statement from general manager Trent Baalke: “The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts.” Kaepernick trained with Lockette last year in the Atlanta area and they lived together in Santa Clara until Lockette was released. They are training in South Florida this year.
The 49ers and Kaepernick currently are negotiating a multi-year contract extension that, if completed, will make Kaepernick the highest-paid 49er and one of the highest paid players in the league. Kaepernick and Patton were scheduled to be part of a large contingent of 49ers on hand for teammate Anquan Boldin’s “Q Fest” festivities in South Florida this weekend that benefit his home town of Pahokee, Fla.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh also is scheduled to attend, as is receiver Michael Crabtree, who was interviewed in connection to an alleged sexual assault in San Francisco early in 2013.
Charges never were filed in that case.
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