*San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter this morning to address a TMZ report that alleges sexual assault, calling the story “completely wrong.”
According to an incident report filed with Miami police, an unnamed woman said she had an encounter with Kaepernick, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette on April 1 at the Viceroy hotel in downtown Miami. The woman told police she spent time with the three players, drinking and smoking marijuana in Lockette’s apartment and eventually ending up in a bedroom with Kaepernick.
TMZ.com reported earlier Thursday that Kaepernick is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, citing law enforcement sources.
No arrests have been made, and no charges have been filed.
Miami police told the San Jose Mercury News there was “no evidence” of a sexual assault and said TMZ took the report out of context.
Kaepernick’s agents, XAM Sports, released a statement Friday afternoon: “We stand by Colin 100 percent and are fully confident that the truth will be evident once the facts come to light regarding this matter. Thank you for supporting Colin.”
In response to Kaepernick’s claims that TMZ got it wrong, the website posted this:
A well placed official at the Miami Police Department tells TMZ Sports … Colin Kaepernick is a suspect in an investigation that is “sexual in nature.”
We have now made fresh calls to the Police Department after the 49ers QB tweeted this morning saying the TMZ story was wrong, although he was not specific about what was incorrect.
We have confirmed from an official in the P.D. familiar with the investigation that it is, in fact, “sexual in nature.”
The police official cautions … this is merely an investigation. Police are attempting to determine if something criminal occurred but have made no determination yet.
The latest information TMZ obtained dovetails with what we were told initially before breaking the story … and what USA Today was told before the department backtracked and said they were only investigating a “suspicious incident.”