On Twitter, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick denies sex misconduct
04/12/2014 12:00 AM
04/12/2014 12:41 PM
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct at a Brickell hotel, denied the allegations Friday on Twitter.
“The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong. They make things up about me that never happened,” the NFL star posted Friday morning on Twitter. “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.”
Kaepernick, 26, also tweeted, “I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced.”
A woman who said she previously had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick told police on April 3 that she passed out in Apt. 4710 in the Viceroy Hotel and Residences around midnight two days earlier.
Soon after, someone in the apartment contacted Miami Police, sources familiar with the incident said. When officers arrived, they grew concerned about the woman's frame of mind and called Fire Rescue, which transported her to the hospital.
“At 12:32, Miami Fire Rescue was dispatched to the Viceroy and transported a 25-year-old female from the Viceroy to the Jackson Memorial Hospital emergency room,” Miami Fire Lt. Ignatius Carroll said.
The woman woke up the next morning with no idea how she got there, according to Walter Sarrafiore, of the Miami Police Department’s Special Victims Unit, which investigates sexual battery and other serious crimes.
Fire Rescue’s records did not name the hospital or the woman.
“We have to examine evidence and wait for some tests to come back, including toxicology reports,” Police Chief Manuel Orosa said Friday. “We can present it to the state attorney and they can decide whether to continue.”
The chief added: “It’s too early to determine what the evidence indicates.”
Also listed on the police incident report are Kaepernick’s teammate Quinton Patton, 23, a second-year pro from Louisiana Tech who has played sparingly, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, 27. No charges have been filed.
The woman went to police on April 3 in reference to a “suspicious incident” at the Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave., according to the incident report.
In her interview with officers, she said she went to visit Lockette at his apartment around 9 p.m. on April 1 and found Kaepernick and Patton there. She told police she had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick in the past.
“They talked for a while and she mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots,” the incident report states. The report goes on to say “that they told her in order to drink the shots she had to ‘hit’ the bong, which contained marijuana.”
The woman said she began to feel lightheaded while they were watching a basketball game, according to the report. She went to a bedroom to lie down, took off her jacket and jewelry, and was followed by Kaepernick, who began kissing her. He undressed her and left the room. They never had sex, she said. The woman told police that Patton and Lockette then opened the door and “peeked” inside.
The woman told police she said, “What are you doing? Where is Colin? Get out,” to the two other football players, who left and closed the door.
“She can’t remember anything after that,” the report states.
The woman underwent a rape test, sources said, and the results weren’t made public.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Kaepernick's agency, XAM Sports, released a statement: “We stand by Colin 100 percent and are fully confident that the truth will be evident once the facts come to light regarding this matter.”
“No comment, buddy,” Lockette’s spokesman, Zeke Sandhu, said Friday. Calls to Patton’s agent were not returned.
The incident first was reported on the gossip and entertainment website TMZ, which posted a photo of Kaepernick surrounded by nine women in bikinis next to a pool supposedly at the Viceroy.
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