Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Charged for Incident at Miami Hotel

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Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Charged for Incident at Miami Hotel
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Updates from Thursday, June 12

Curt Anderson of The Associated Press has a major update on the legal situation surrounding Colin Kaepernick:

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com talked to the authorities, who provided more information:

Updates from Tuesday, June 3

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee has the latest on Kaepernick:

Updates from Friday, May 30

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee provides an update from a spokesman with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office on the investigation on Colin Kaepernick:

"We're waiting for an important piece of information to put the final nail into the investigation," spokesman Ed Griffith said. He would not say what that key piece of evidence was, only that it was "scientific" in nature.

Updates from Wednesday, May 28

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle provides the latest on the Colin Kaepernick investigation:

Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports more from Kaepernick on the situation:

The district attorney has the information today. At this point, I’m going to let them handle their business. I did nothing wrong in that incident, so I want to do everything I can to let the DA close this matter.

(I'm) very eager to have the matter closed. But once again, just going to let the DA handle their business and wait for their decision.

Updates from Wednesday, May 7

Colin Kaepernick commented on the recent 911 calls that were released by Miami police:

Updates from Tuesday, May 6

ESPN.com's Bill Williamson provides details from the 911 calls released by Miami police:

Police did not identify the men that made the two calls. In the first call, a man identified himself as hotel security. He said a woman was in the hotel room and was refusing to leave. 

"She said her name was Jesus, and she don't have no clothes on," he told the 911 operator. 

The 911 operator asked who the woman is visiting, the guard said: "She's visiting this gentleman here." 

The second call was made by another male. He requested that police come to the room because he said the woman was lying in bed "and she's not leaving" until a friend of his showed up. 

"There's a young lady in my friend's bed," the caller says. "She says she's not leaving until she sees him ... No, no, he's not her boyfriend. He's someone she wants to sleep with."

Updates from Friday, May 2

Kaepernick talked about the incident for the first time, according to Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group:

“It’s been put out that I did something wrong,” Kaepernick said, according to the Bee. “Even though it’s a bad circumstance, a bad situation, I feel like ultimately I’ve been blessed because it’s changed my way of thinking. It’s made me stronger.

“It’s made me look at things differently.”

Kaepernick has been participating in the 49ers offseason program that began April 21. He has not been charged with any crime nor has Miami police stated that any was committed, by Kaepernick or the two players with whom he shared the Viceroy suite, teammate Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette

Kaepernick told the crowd of over 900 on Friday: “It makes me very happy to know that people are staying behind me the way they have.”

Updates from Friday, April 25

Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group provides Jim Harbaugh's take on Kaepernick's investigation:

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area has the latest on Kaepernick's contract negotiations:

“Any time an individual puts himself in a situation that becomes newsworthy, we certainly pay attention to it,” Baalke said. “So to say there’s no concern, that would probably be a misrepresentation of the fact. There’s always concern. But at the same token, let’s let this thing play out and see where it goes.”

Baalke stated in last month that he wanted the 49ers to be able to work out a long-term deal with Kaepernick before the start of training camp.

“Nothing’s changed,” Baalke said. “But at the same token, negotiations of these kind, they’re long. They can be drawn out. They can be very tedious. Like all of these, it takes a lot of work to get theses types of deals done.

“We’re going to work diligently like we said we would. But when that gets done, is there a goal, a timeline? I can’t say that there is.”

Updates from Friday, April 18

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports provides further insight into Colin Kaepernick's potential contract negotiations with the 49ers:

Sacramento Bee reporters Matt Barrows and Charles Rabin have the latest on Kaepernick:

Miami police do not believe 49ers quarterbackColin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miamihotel room.

But they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance tape to see if they can determine whether Kaepernick had been in the suite earlier with two other players and, if so, what time he left.

Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa said that, so far, police have not confirmed the woman’s report that Kaepernick had been among a trio of men in the hotel room on the night of April 1. She named him in a report she filed with police two days after the incident.

Updates from Thursday, April 17

The NFL Around the League Twitter account provides the latest information on how the 49ers are treating Colin Kaepernick's current situation:

Dan Hanzus of NFL.com added:

The goal for the Niners and Kaepernick remains getting a new deal done before the start of the 2014 season. According to Ian Rapoport, negotiations were not going well and the sides are not close on a monster deal that is expected to exceed $18 million per year.

Updates from Monday, April 14

Andy Slater of 940 WINZ has the latest on the situation surrounding Colin Kaepernick:

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee had more on the incident:

Ricardo Lockette twice called 911 in Miami early in the morning of April 2 to report that a naked woman was on his friend's bed and refused to leave, according to incident reports, one of which was obtained today by radio station 940 A.M. That bed presumably was Colin Kaepernick's, who along with fellow NFL players Lockette and Quinton Patton were named in a "suspicious incident" investigation earlier this month. The first call was made at 12:03 a.m. from Lockette's cell phone. He called 911 again 17 minutes later.

In addition, a source familiar with the case said that Kaepernick was not at the suite during the disturbance or when police arrived. A police spokesman could not verify who was at the suite when police arrived.

Updates from Saturday, April 12

Charles Rabin and Steven Rothaus of the Miami Herald have the latest on Kaepernick:

“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.”

Updates from Friday, April 11

Kaepernick made a statement regarding the TMZ report on Twitter Friday morning:

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Kaepernick's management agency is standing by its quarterback:

On Friday, TMZ quoted an official from Miami police as saying the investigation is "sexual in nature":

We have confirmed from an official in the P.D. familiar with the investigation that it is, in fact, "sexual in nature."

The police official cautions ... this is merely an investigation. Police are attempting to determine if something criminal occurred but have made no determination yet.

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area has more info on the investigation:

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was named in a “suspicious incident” report filed last week, has not been questioned by the Miami Police Department.

“There’s nothing new right now that we have to report,” a Miami police spokesperson told CSNBayArea.com on Friday. “Everything is status quo as of yesterday.”

Kaepernick, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette were named in the report that detailed a “suspicious incident” involving a woman who told police she woke up in a hospital and did not know how she got there.

[...]

Miami Police said the initial TMZ report that stated Kaepernick was being investigated for alleged “sexual assault" was taken out of context.

"There's no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault," Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimental told the Bay Area News Group. "This report is simply an incident report taken at the woman's request."

Kaepernick, Patton and Lockette have not been interviewed, but the investigation is continuing, according to the Miami PD.

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows provides new detail:

The woman at the center of the investigation involving Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players was transported from the quarterback's hotel suite to the hospital by the Miami fire department, according to a report by The Miami Herald. In the incident report filed with the police, the woman said she did not know how she ended up at 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 told the newspaper.

The case is being handled by the Miami Police Department's Special Victims Unit, which investigates sexual battery and other serious crimes. Citing sources, the Herald reported that the unidentified woman underwent a rape test but that the results are not public. Kaepernick, Patton and Lockette have not been interviewed by police.

Barrows also added this:

Original Text

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is under investigation for a suspicious incident in Miami.

According to TMZ law enforcement sources, the incident allegedly occurred this month at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami.

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reminds everyone of a key detail in the story:

Also under investigation are 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks wideout Ricardo Lockette (via Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee):

Barrows had more on the incident surrounding Kaepernick, Patton and Lockette:

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, 26, 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, 23, and Lockette, 27, 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 the following morning not knowing how she got there. The woman, whose name is redacted, reported the incident to police on April 3.

The Miami police have since confirmed the investigation (via Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle):

San Francisco GM Trent Baalke commented on the allegations (via TMZ): "The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts."

After leading the Niners to the Super Bowl two seasons ago and the NFC Championship Game this past season, there is no question that Kaepernick is one of the league's fastest-rising stars.

He is a major dual-threat player who is still coming into his own as a quarterback, and he could potentially be rewarded with a big contract in the near future.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Baalke revealed the organization's intention to strike a long-term deal with Kaepernick last month.

"We're going to work extremely hard, very diligently in trying to get something done prior to training camp. That's the objective right now, as it stands," Baalke said.

One can only assume the 49ers will do their own due diligence regarding these charges before they decide on Kaepernick's long-term future with the team.

Kaepernick has seemingly been a model citizen throughout his NFL career, so this investigation doesn't appear to fit his profile. He definitely finds himself in hot water, though, and 49ers fans will unquestionably have their fingers on the pulse of this situation moving forward.  

 

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