Colin Kaepernick, Two Other NFL Players Investigated In “Suspicious Incident”

Byron Dixon| BKD TV


Colin Kaepernick, the dynamic young San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who guided the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship game during his first two seasons, is under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct last week at an opulent Brickell hotel.

Also listed on the police incident report are his teammate Quinton Patton, 23, a second-year pro from Louisiana Tech who has played sparingly, and Seattle Seahawks wideout Ricardo Lockette, 27.

Though no charges have been filed, the report indicates that a woman who said she had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick in the past told police April 3 that she passed out in Apt. 4710 in the Viceroy, 485 Brickell Ave.,about midnight April 1.

She woke up in a local hospital the next morning, the report says, with no idea how she got there. The hospital and the woman were not named in the report.Before she passed out, “They talked for a while and she mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots,” the incident report states. The report goes on to say “that they told her in orderto drink the shots she had to ‘hit’ the bong, which contained marijuana.”

“There was an incident, and we are investigating,” Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa said Thursday.

The incident was first reported on the gossip and entertainment website TMZ, which posted a photo of Kaepernick surrounded by nine women in bikinis next to a pool supposedly at the Viceroy, part of the ICON complex.

The Viceroy Tower is known for the “FIFTY Ultra Lounge,” a club on the 50th-floor rooftop that has a swimming pool and grand views of Biscayne Bay, downtown Miami, Key Biscayne and South Beach.

A message on Kaepernick’s Twitter account that he retweeted on April 4 seems to indicate the 26-year-old quarterback was in town last week for a friend’s wedding. A note at the bottom of the picture posted by TMZ says “Viceroy Miami, April 5.”

The 49ers’ general manager, Trent Baalke, released a short statement Thursday saying the “organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts.”

During his two years in the NFL, Kaepernick has mostly stayed scandal-free. He caused a slight stir last summer when he was photographed wearing a Miami Dolphins baseball cap, then exacerbated the issue by posting the same photo on his Instagram account.

According to the Modesto Bee newspaper in California, Kaepernick and Patton are scheduled to be part of a large contingent of 49ers on hand for teammate Anquan Boldin’s “Q Fest” festivities in South Florida this weekend to benefit his hometown of Pahokee. Head coach Jim Harbaugh also is scheduled to attend.






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