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Kaepernick: Thanks for Support, But I Didn't Do It!

The San Francisco 49ers quarterback takes to Twitter to say he takes great pride in who he is and what he does, and says media reports of a sexual assault investigation in Miami are wrong.

Screenshot of Colin Kaepernick's Twitter account.
Screenshot of Colin Kaepernick's Twitter account.
By Bay City News Service—
     
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick today refuted media reports that he is being investigated for sexual assault in Miami. 
 
A police report released by Miami police Thursday made no mention of sexual assault, but described an incident where Kaepernick was drinking and smoking marijuana with a woman as well as 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton in Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette's Miami apartment.
  
The woman later woke up in a hospital bed without remembering what happened, according to the report.


[Related article: 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Subject of Miami PD Investigation of 'Suspicious Incident']

"The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I've seen are completely wrong," Kaepernick posted on Twitter this morning. "They make things up about me that never happened." 

He continued, "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. I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced." 

Read the full Miami police report by clicking here

The suspicious incident investigated on Miami police happened on April 1. Kaepernick, Patton, Lockette and the woman were reportedly drinking and smoking marijuana in Lockette's apartment when the woman became light-headed and went to lie down. 
 
According to the report, the woman and Kaepernick had a previous sexual relationship and shortly after she went to lie down the two started kissing and Kaepernick was undressing her. Kaepernick then left the bedroom and told her he would be right back, according to the report. 
 
A short time later Lockette allegedly peeked into the room and the woman said, "What are you doing? Where is Colin?" according to the report. 

After that, the woman told police she doesn't remember anything and woke up in a hospital bed without knowing how she got there.
 
49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement Thursday that the team is "aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts." 
 
Two of Kaepernick's teammates have court dates in San Jose this afternoon for run-ins with the law. Linebacker Aldon Smith has hearings scheduled for separate allegations of possessing an illegal assault weapon and driving under the influence. 

Cornerback Chris Culliver is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon for allegations of carrying metal knuckles and hit-and-run charges.

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"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 11, 2014 at 03:39 PM
All women organizations should be livid and up in arms about this type of behavior from this young lady. She and women like her are setting a very, very bad precedent for the true victims of RAPE,ABUSE and worse, DEATH by truly evil men who would do such a thing. And don't take my word for it, just watch the news. There are plenty of men out there who wouldn't hesitate to inflict some kind of hurt on a woman for what ever reasons. There are five words to describe the problem with women who do this!!!! "THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF"!!!
Gaia Renee Vacek April 12, 2014 at 10:48 AM
As a feminist, I have to say that this young woman's actions are part of the problem with the rape culture issue. I read the report, and it sounds as if she was very drunk and that, in the beginning, there was mutual consent. She is lucky that she was with men who realized how far gone she was and took her to the hospital. Just because she doesn't remember doesn't mean something did. I will defend a woman all day, but there simply is no evidence that she was raped. The guy isn't always guilty.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" April 12, 2014 at 08:55 PM
Those are fine words Gaia, but this falsely accusing innocent men has got to stop. Thank God for Kaepernick he was rich and famous. I mean what if the guy would have been poor or worse yet, what if a white girl accuses a black guy. Personally this type of behavior; an American Phenomenon, scares the bajesus out of me as a black man. Now that she has done such a dastardly misdeed, my opinion about other cases such as MIke Tyson, Kobe Bryant, Clarence Thomas, even Emmett Till; if I had a little doubt about their innocence (save Emmett Till) it has dissipated and all belief in their innocent has taken its' place
Linda Peterson April 14, 2014 at 06:31 PM
I'm sorry, where in the article does it say she accused anyone of rape? Does it say it in the police report? I don't know what the TMZ article claimed, but surely the woman in the hospital isn't responsible for what some rag runs, claiming to be the truth. Fact is, none of us except the participants know what happened, and I don't get from what I've read that the woman accused anyone of anything...

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