Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Miami cops investigating Kaepernick

MIAMI POLICE said yesterday that they are investigating San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after a woman filed a police report claiming that she had drinks and pot with him and two other NFL players and awoke in a hospital with no memory of the night.

No charges have been filed, police spokeswoman Kenia Reyes said without elaborating on the investigation.

According to the police report, the woman said that on April 1 she went to the apartment of Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette at the Viceroy Hotel in downtown Miami. Kaepernick and 49ers receiver Quinton Patton also were present, according to the police report filed April 3.

"They talked for a while and she mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots," the report states, going on to say that "they told her in order to drink the shots she had to 'hit' the bong, which contained marijuana."

She later said she felt lightheaded while they were watching a basketball game, went to a bedroom to lie down. She took off her jacket and jewelry, and was followed by Kaepernick, who began kissing her. He undressed her and left the room. They did not had sex, she said. But before he returned, the woman told police, Patton and Lockette 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 cannot remember anything after that," the report said, and she "woke up in a hospital bed and doesn't remember how she got there or who transported her to the hospital."

Kaepernick's agent, Scott Smith, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Agents for Lockette and Patton could not immediately be reached.

"The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts," according to an email from Bob Lange, the team's director of public relations.

According to the Modesto Bee, of Sacramento, Kaepernick and Patton are scheduled to be part of a large contingent of 49ers on hand for teammate Anquan Boldin's event this weekend to benefit his hometown of Pahokee, Fla. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh also is scheduled to attend.


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