49ers’ Colin Kaepernick being investigated by Miami police – USA TODAY
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 a suspicious incident.
The investigation was originally reported by TMZ.
“There are no charges, definitely not. There is an investigation,” 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 knows Kaepernick and that they have had a “sexual relationship.”
The woman said she “mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots.” She was then 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.
Pimentel said he did not know if a rape examination had been conducted on the woman.
The 49ers confirmed they are also looking into the incident.
“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.
Lockette, 27, signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. After 13 games on the practice squad, he was signed to the active roster in December 2011.
The Albany, Ga., native played in eight games last season, including one start, and totaled five receptions for 82 yards.
Lockette was a receiver and return specialist at Fort Valley State. He began his collegiate career at Wallace State Community College in track and field.
In 2008, Lockette won the Division II national championship in the 200 meters.
Patton, 23, was a fourth-round pick who finished his first season with the 49ers in 2013. He played in four games with one reception for zero yards and was inactive for more than two months with a broken foot.
The Nashville native played collegiately at Louisiana Tech where he was a first-team all-WAC played for his two seasons there. He was nicknamed “The General” in 2012 after serving as team captain.