Colin Kaepernick being investigated for 'suspicious incident' in Miami
(UPDATE: 4:00 p.m. ET) The Miami Police Department is adamant that the investigation surrounds a "suspicious incident," not a suspected sexual assault (via Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports).
On Thursday afternoon, news surfaced that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be facing some legal trouble for a recent incident in Florida. As first reported by TMZ.com, and later confirmed by the Miami Police Department, the 49ers' signal-caller is being investigated for a possible sexual assault incident that occurred in Miami earlier this month.
The report states that the case is in the "beginning stages" of the investigation and it is important to note that no one has been charged at this time.
There are no further details available at this time and Kaepernick has yet to comment on the allegations. The 49ers acknowledged the report, and said they are still in fact-finding mode.
"49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick," it said in a statement, "and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts."
Per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks wideout Ricardo Lockette are also part of the investigation, with the incident in question occurring at Lockette's apartment in Miami.
CBSSports' Will Brinson obtained a copy of the police report:
The woman states that the group "talked for a while and she mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots." The woman states "they told her in order to drink the shots she had to 'hit' the bong which contained marijuana."
The woman states she "started to feel lightheaded and went to a bedroom to lay down." She says she "took off her jacket and jewelry" at which point "Mr. Kaepernick came behind her into the bedroom and started kissing her."
She "advised that Mr. Kaepernick started to undressed [sic] her" and that "she got completely naked."
At that point she claims Kaepernick left the bedroom and that "they did not have sex." At that point in time, the woman claims Patton and Lockette "peeked" into the room and she yelled "What are you doing? Where's Colin? Get out!"
The woman says they closed the door and left but she cannot remember anything after that. She says she woke up in a hospital bed but doesn't know how she got there.
Last month, a report surfaced that the 49ers were hoping to lock Kaepernick up to a long-term extension before the start of this year's training camp. It will be interesting to see if allegations could delay the process and cause them to pump the brakes. The former second-round pick in the 2011 NFL draft is currently set to make a $973K base salary in 2014 as part of his rookie deal. With the investigation ongoing, more information should be released in the coming days.