49ers’ Kaepernick responds on Twitter to investigation in alleged suspicious incident
In a series of tweets Friday morning, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick said he was dealing with "someone who makes things up" after Miami police launched an investigation of him and two other NFL players in suspicious incident at a luxury apartment.
A woman told police that the night of April 1 she drank with Kaepernick, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, that they encouraged her to smoke marijuana and that after she was undressed by the quarterback she ended up in a hospital with no memory of what happened or how she got there.
The investigation was first reported by the celebrity gossip website TMZ. The incident occurred at an apartment at the Viceroy Miami that, according to a police report, is Lockette’s residence.
In three tweets, Kaepernick made his first public statements about the investigation.
"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," he wrote in the first tweet under his handle of @Kaepernick7.
Kaepernick followed it up with two other tweets.
"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," one of them read.
"I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced," he wrote in the other.
According to a copy of an incident report, obtained by FOX Sports, it is not clear exactly what happened — the unidentified woman who filed the report said she woke up in a hospital and could not recall how she ended up there. She also told police she had a prior sexual relationship with Kaepernick.
"The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts," the team said in a statement.
Initial media reports suggested that a sexual assault had occurred, but there is nothing in the report that clarifies exactly what happened. The report itself has "police information" listed in the area where a specific crime would normally be included.
"Some people may have been jumping the gun here," said Miami police spokesman Rene Pimentel.
According to the report, the woman told police that on the evening of April 1 she visited Lockette at his Miami apartment. When she arrived, Kaepernick and Patton were already at the apartment.
"They talked for a while and she mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots," the police report said.
The woman told police that "they told her that in order to drink the shots she had to ‘hit’ the bong, which contained marijuana."
After watching a basketball game, the woman said she started to feel lightheaded and went to a bedroom to lie down. She said she took off her jacket and jewelry and that Kaepernick followed her into the bedroom and started kissing her.
According to the report, the woman said Kaepernick undressed her, then told her "that he was going to be right back and left the bedroom."
The woman said they did not have sex.
The woman told police that as she laid in bed Patton and Lockette opened the door and "peeked" inside.
"What are you doing?" she asked them, according to the report. "Where is Colin? Get out."
Patton and Lockette reportedly left the room, and the woman could not remember anything else that happened until she woke up in the hospital bed.