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Colin Kaepernick defends reputation

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Colin Kaepernick defends reputation

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick speaks during a news conference after the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 23-17 to advance to Super Bowl XLVIII. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is defending his reputation.

Kaepernick put out a statement on his Twitter account Friday, a day after his name was linked to a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there.

Referring to some media reports on the situation, Kaepernick said: ''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.'' He told fans their faith in him is not misplaced.

Police say Kaepernick, teammate Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette were with the woman earlier this month at a Miami hotel where Lockette lives. The police say it's too early to determine whether a crime was committed.

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