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Miami police say 'no evidence of a crime' in Colin Kaepernick incident

Frank Schwab
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TMZ created a stir on Thursday morning when it reported that 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was being investigated for a possible sexual assault, but Miami police say TMZ took the incident report out of context and there is no evidence of a crime, much less a sexual assault.

The incident report said, on April 1, a woman was at the apartment of Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette with Kaepernick and 49ers receiver Quinton Patton. She drank with the players, alleges she was encouraged to smoke marijuana and woke up in a hospital room without knowing how she got there. Miami police spokesman Rene Pimental said none of the three NFL players involved in the April 1 incident were arrested, charged or even questioned, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

"There's no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault," Pimental told the Mercury News. "This report is simply an incident report taken at the woman's request. ... there are no specific allegations of wrongdoing."

The incident report said the woman felt lightheaded after watching a basketball game on television with the players so she went to a bedroom. Kaepernick, who had had a previous sexual relationship with the woman according to the Mercury News' citation of the incident report, started to kiss and undress her. He left her naked in the bedroom, the woman said according to the incident report. The two did not have sex that night, she told police. She said she woke up in a hospital, unsure of how she got there, according to the Mercury News.

TMZ reported Kaepernick was being investigated for a possible sexual assault on Thursday morning. The site's headline and story still reflect that despite the Miami police's explanation.

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