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.
(1/3) 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.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 11, 2014
(2/3) 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.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 11, 2014
(3/3) I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 11, 2014
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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