Kaepernick, Seahawks WR under investigation by Miami police

Kaepernick, Seahawks WR under investigation by Miami police

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Wide receiver Ricardo Lockette #83 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball as outside linebacker Parys Haralson #98 of the New Orleans Saints defends during a game at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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by Jim Corbett, USA TODAY Sports and KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 1:44 PM

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players are being investigated by Miami police about an incident involving a woman at a hotel earlier this month.

Miami Police Department public information officer Rene Pimentel told USA TODAY Sports earlier Thursday the investigation was for sexual assault but made a clarification saying the investigation being conducted by the Special Victims Unit is for an allegation.

The investigation was originally reported by TMZ.

"There are no charges, definitely not. There is an investigation regarding an allegation," Pimentel told USA TODAY Sports.

According to an incident report obtained by USA TODAY Sports, the alleged incident took place April 1 at the Viceroy hotel in downtown Miami. Ricardo Lockette, a Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, and Quinton Patton, a 49ers receiver, are listed as "persons involved" along with Kaepernick.

According to the report, the alleged victim went to Lockette's apartment at the Viceroy where Kaepernick and Patton were watching a basketball game. The woman told police she "mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots."

The woman said she was instructed by the men to " 'hit' the bong which contained marijuana."

Later she said she started to feel light headed and went to a bedroom to lie down.

"Mr. Kaepernick came behind her into the bedroom and started kissing her," according to the report. "Mr. Kaepernick started to undress her. She got completely naked. Mr. Kaepernick told her that he was going to be right back and left the bedroom. They did not have sex."

Patton and Lockette looked in the room where the alleged victim said: "What are you doing? Where is Colin? Get out."

The alleged victim told police she does not remember anything after that, and that she woke up in a hospital bed, not aware of how she got there. The woman told police she has had a "sexual relationship" with Kaepernick in the past.

The Seahawks and 49ers confirmed they are also looking into the allegation.

"We are aware of the situation, monitoring it closely and will not have any further comment at this time," said a Seahawks spokesman.

"The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts," general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.

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