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49ers' Colin Kaepernick: Miami incident 'changed my way of thinking'

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 3197 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. (AP Photo / Jim Mahoney) 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick threw for 3,197 yards and 21 touchdowns last season. (AP Photo / Jim Mahoney)

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said the incident in Miami last month where authorities investigated him and two other players has “changed my way of thinking.”

Kaeperick made the comments in front of 900 people Friday at the Turlock Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in California.

Kaepernick, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette were investigated by Miami police involving an incident at a hotel with a 25-year-old woman after she woke up in a hospital after reportedly being asked to leave the hotel room.

The three men have not been charged with any crime.

"It’s been put out that I did something wrong,” Kaepernick said, via the Modesto Bee. “Even though it’s a bad circumstance, a bad situation, I feel like ultimately I’ve been blessed because it’s changed my way of thinking. It’s made me stronger. It’s made me look at things differently.”

"Even this morning, this is a blessing. ... It makes me very happy to know that people are staying behind me the way they have."

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