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    Kaepernick investigated for Miami incident

  • Miami police said Thursday that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players are linked to an investigation involving a woman who said she woke up in a hospital after drinking with the players, but said none of the players had been arrested or charged with any crime.
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  • Miami police said Thursday that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players are linked to an investigation involving a woman who said she woke up in a hospital after drinking with the players, but said none of the players had been arrested or charged with any crime.
    The April 1 incident involved a woman with whom Kaepernick reportedly had a previous sexual relationship and happened at the Miami apartment of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, according to a four-page police report. The woman filed the report with Miami police on the evening of April 3.
    None of the players have been questioned, arrested or charged with any crime, Miami police spokesman Rene Pimental said Thursday.
    "There's no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault," Pimental said. "This report is simply an incident report taken at the woman's request. ... there are no specific allegations of wrongdoing."
    The incident was initially reported by online celebrity news site TMZ as a sexual assault, but Pimental said the site "took the report out of context."
    Team officials released a brief statement acknowledging media reports about the incident, but refused any further comment.
    "The 49ers organization is aware of a report regarding Colin Kaepernick and are gathering facts," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Thursday.
    Kaepernick was scheduled to attend teammate Anquan Boldin's "Q-Fest" charity function in Palm Beach Gardens. The event runs Thursday through Saturday.
    Coach Jim Harbaugh told reporters at the Q-Fest event that he hasn't spoken to Kaepernick since details of the alleged incident surfaced earlier Thursday. "I'm aware (of the incident), but don't have anything else that I know anything about," Harbaugh told an ESPN radio affiliate.
    Kaepernick's agent, Scott Smith, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
    The woman, whose name was redacted in the report, told detectives she went to Lockette's apartment at the Viceroy Miami — a luxury resort — around 9 p.m. April 1 to mingle with Kaepernick and wide receiver Quinton Patton and that she "mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots."
    The players allegedly told her that, in order to drink with them, she needed to smoke marijuana.
    The woman said the group then watched a basketball game; shortly after, she started to feel lightheaded so she went to a bedroom to rest. She said Kaepernick, with whom she had a previous sexual relationship, came to the room and kissed her and began to undress her, according to the police report. She told police that they did not have sex that night.
    Kaepernick then reportedly left her naked in the bedroom. Shortly after, Patton and Lockette opened the door and peeked inside, the report states. She told them "What are you doing? Where is Colin? Get out!" The men then left.
    The woman told detectives she woke up an unspecified amount of time later in a hospital, not knowing how she arrived there.
    The report did not detail why she was in the hospital. Police said federal medical privacy laws prohibited them from releasing the name of the hospital, what the woman was treated for and whether hospital workers had performed a sexual assault examination.
    Lockette, 27, shared a house with Kaepernick before being cut by the 49ers in last year's training camp. Lockette then signed with the Seattle Seahawks and played on their Super Bowl-winning team.
    Patton, 23, is entering his second season with the 49ers, having had his rookie year hindered by hand and foot injuries. He has been working out with 26-year-old Kaepernick this offseason.
    Kaepernick has been training the past two months at Bommarito Performance Systems in North Miami Beach, where 49ers running back Frank Gore often trains in the offseason. Other NFL players, including 49ers linebacker Nick Moody, have also been training at the facility during the offseason.
    Coming off his first full season as the 49ers' starting quarterback, Kaepernick is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is set to make $973,766 in base salary. However, the 49ers and Kaepernick's representatives began talks two months ago on a multiyear extension that likely would make Kaepernick one of the NFL's best-paid quarterbacks.
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