Yesterday it was widely reported by several “news” outlets that 49ers star, Colin Kaepernick, was being investigated for sexual assault. The first report came in from TMZ reported that police were in the beginning stages of investigating an alleged incident which TMZ said happened at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month.
The alleged victim, who told authorities she has previously had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick, 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. During a night, the group had mixed drinks made by the woman, and there were also weed smoking from a bong. The woman said she felt lightheaded and went to lie down, and Kaepernick “came up behind her into the bedroom and started kissing her.”
The incident report goes on to say “she advised they were kissing (mouth) and Mr Kaepernick started to undressed [sic] her. 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 woman said during that time, Patton and Lockette opened the door and looked inside, she told them to get out but can’t remember anything after that. She later woke up in a hospital bed, but doesn’t remember how she got there.
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.
Which is further corroborated by a statement from the police.
“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.”
Pimental also cleared up the report TMZ made. Pimental said the site “took the report out of context.”
After being contacted by TMZ, the 49ers released 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 has not made any statements about the incident.