San Francisco 49ers young superstar quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other players have been linked to a "suspicious incident" that couple possibly turn into a sexual assault investigation. The incident in question was first reported by the celebrity gossip site TMZ on April 10. The site claimed to have obtained a police report of an incident that took place on April 1 at a hotel in Miami, Florida.
According to the report released by the Miami PD, the woman who filed the claim said she went to the apartment of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette to hang out with him, Kaepernick and 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton.
With the heated rivalry between the Seahawks and 49ers, one would wonder why the players would be hanging out, but Lockett was a member of the 49ers a year ago before being cut and shared a house with Kaepernick. The woman goes on to tell police that a night of drinking and taking a "hit" of a bong containing marijuana, turned into a rest of the night she barely remembers. She did recall Kaepernick following her into a bedroom and kissing and undressing her, but maintains they didn't have sex.
The woman then reported to cops that while she was still naked in bed, the other two "peeked" in. After telling them to get out, she said she couldn't remember anything after that, only waking up later in a hospital bed.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the initial report by TMZ was taken out of context according to Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimental. The four-page police report is being taken seriously but thus far no arrests have been made nor has there been any charges.
"There's no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault. This report is simply an incident report taken at the woman's request," said Pimental, refuting initial online reports that Kaepernick, along with Lockette and Patton were being investigated for sexual assault.
The woman also admitted to having a previous sexual relationship with Kaepernick, but there are no detail on to how serious of a relationship that the 49ers quarterback and the woman had. The report also did not give detail on what the woman, who will remain nameless, was treated for at the hospital.
Team officials, including coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke, are aware of the situation and as Baalke said in a statement, "the 49ers organization is aware" of the report and "are gathering facts." Colin Kaepernick was a second-round draft pick of the 49ers in 2011. Since taking over for Alex Smith in 2012, he has led the team to a 17-6 regular-season record and led the team to Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens.