Update No. 3 (but this one is probably the most important, so I moved it to the top):
Matt Barrows got several details from the report, where “sexual assault” is never mentioned. Instead it’s being termed a “suspicious incident.”
According to the report, the incident occurred April 1 when a woman went to Lockette’s apartment in Miami at 9 p.m. Kaepernick and Patton were there, and the woman made drinks and served shots to the players. She was also told “to drink the shots she had to “hit” the bong which contained marijuana,’ the report said.
The report continues to say that the woman felt light headed and went to a bedroom where she was later joined by Kaepernick, with whom she had a sexual relationship in the past. Kaepernick then left the bedroom. The two did not have sex, she said in the report. The report says that Patton and Lockette peeked inside the bedroom and that the woman yelled at them to get out.
According to the report, the woman does not remember anything about the night after that. She woke up in a hospital bed not knowing how she got there. The woman, whose name is redacted, reported the incident to police on April 3.
(Original post, with two updates from earlier):
The 49ers’ offseason just got a little messier. One day after news that Chris Culliver was charged with one felony and two misdemeanors for his hit-and-run incident on March 28, TMZ is reporting that Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault at a hotel in Miami, Florida … law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports.
We’re told the alleged incident took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month.
Our sources tell us … the investigation is in its “beginning stages” and no charges have been filed against anyone at this point.
We reached out to both Colin’s agent and the San Francisco 49ers — so far, no comment from either one.
Kaepernick doesn’t appear to be fazed by the allegations — he was out partying at a Miami nightclub early Sunday morning with a smile on his face.
Colin was at the Viceroy as recently as April 5th — when he hung out with a wedding party near the pool at the hotel. People in the wedding party tell us Colin couldn’t have been nicer and “made the bride’s weekend.”
The 49ers dealt with a similar situation a little over a year ago, when Michael Crabtree was interviewed by the San Francisco Police Department over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in the hours after the team’s playoff victory over the Packers. No charges were filed against Crabtree, and that’s certainly a possibility in this case as well.
The 49ers recently made it sound as if a contract extension for Kaepernick was in the works and would probably happen this summer.
“We’re going to work extremely hard, very diligently in trying to get something done prior to training camp,” Baalke said at the NFL owners meetings. “That’s the objective right now, as it stands.”
These investigations — if TMZ’s report is true, which isn’t exactly a lock — could delay things on that front. The 49ers will keep an open mind (as they should since, again, no charges have been filed), but the team will probably want to make sure Kaepernick’s record is clear before making him the highest-paid player in franchise history.
The 49ers released the following statement today from Baalke:
“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts.”
Update: TMZ’s report has been confirmed by the Mercury News.
— Natalie Neysa Alund (@nataliealund) April 10, 2014
Update No. 2 (and this one is crazier):
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) April 10, 2014
This makes the entire thing seem much worse, but for the third time … no charges have been filed. However, a case with multiple witnesses and possible defendants could take longer to sort out.