The San Francisco 49ers said they are aware of a TMZ report saying quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for an incident in Miami and are gathering facts on the incident. Miami police said on Thursday that the report was taken out of context, and there is no evidence of any crime.
TMZ reported Thursday that police are in the beginning stages of investigating an alleged incident which TMZ said happened at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month. The story said the police were investigating for "possible sexual assault," but Bay Area News Group crime reporter Natalie Neysa Alund wrote that the incident is not being investigated as a sexual assault.
According to the Mercury News, TMZ took the initial incident report "out of context" in saying it was a possible sexual assault investigation, and nobody involved including Kaepernick have been arrested, charged or even questioned in the incident.
"There's no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault," Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimental said. "This report is simply an incident report taken at the woman's request. ... there are no specific allegations of wrongdoing,"
The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows reported that according to the Miami Police Department report, the incident actually happened at Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette's apartment in Miami on April 1, and that Lockette and 49ers receiver Quinton Patton are also part of the investigation.
The 49ers responded with a statement.
“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts," the statement said.
Kaepernick, 26, has become one of the league's best and most popular quarterbacks since taking over as San Francisco's starting quarterback in the middle of the 2012 season. This offseason, the organization has been adamant about getting Kaepernick a lucrative long-term extension that would make him the 49ers quarterback for many years to come.
UPDATE: The Mercury News reported more details from the police's incident report.
The female went to Lockette's apartment at the Viceroy and made drinks for the three players. She says she was told to smoke marijuana before they would drink the shots of alcohol she served, the Mercury News said, citing the incident report.
After watching a basketball game on television the female said she felt light headed and went to a bedroom to lie down, according to the report. She alleges that Kaepernick followed her and started to undress her, the Mercury News said.
“She got completely naked. Mr. Kaepernick told her that he was going to be right back and left the bedroom. They did not have sex,” the incident report stated, according to the Mercury News.
The report said that the female stated Lockette and Patton looked inside the room, and she asked where Kaepernick was. Lockette and Patton closed the door and left, and the report said the female "did not remember anything after that other than waking up in a hospital bed."
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