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Colin Kaepernick calls out TMZ on Twitter

Saying that TMZ made up things "that never happened," 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick defended himself in a simple three-tweet statement on Friday.

The gossip site posted a story on Thursday morning saying Kaepernick was being investigated for a "possible sexual assault" in Miami. By Thursday night, Miami police had said there was no evidence that a crime had been committed during an incident that happened in which a female acquaintance ended up at a hospital after drinking with Kaepernick and two other NFL players without knowing how she got there.

TMZ has not backed down, and even posted about Kaepernick's statement but claims that he never said how its original story was wrong, saying a police source told the site Kaepernick was a suspect in a sexual assault case and that Miami police told USA Today the same thing before backtracking and calling it a "suspicious incident." The woman reportedly told police that she and Kaepernick did not have sex on the night in question. 

Being as famous as Kaepernick means drawing the attention of TMZ, which has become famous chronicling the exploits of celebrities. It hasn't been a positive experience for the quarterback.

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