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Miami police investigating Colin Kaepernick's whereabouts

By Charles Rabin and Matt Barrows

The Miami Herald

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LAST UPDATED: 07:50 p.m. HST, Apr 18, 2014


MIAMI » Miami police do not believe NFL star Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to a pair of 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown Miami hotel room.

But they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance tape to see if they can determine whether the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers had been in the suite earlier with two other players and, if so, when 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 April1. She named him in a report she filed with police two days after the incident.

Police already have one surveillance tape from the Brickell-area hotel that only shows Miami Fire-Rescue transporting the woman from the room just after midnight, a source familiar with the investigation said this week. The Sacramento Bee has reported that the suite was Kaepernick's.

Last week, police confirmed that Kaepernick, 49ers wideout Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette were under investigation in connection with the incident.

The woman reported that she had blacked out naked in the hotel room after a night of doing shots and bong hits in room 4710 in the posh Viceroy. She reported that she had mixed drinks for herself and the three men and that they coaxed her into smoking marijuana before she passed out.

Kaepernick lashed out at TMZ, the entertainment and gossip website, and other outlets on Twitter last week, saying he did nothing wrong. His agent Scott Smith declined to comment Friday.

No charges have been filed, but a police incident report taken when the woman went to police on April3 shows the case is being investigated by the department's Special Victims Unit, which looks into sex crimes.

The woman has undergone a rape test, police said. The results have not been made public. Police are also waiting for results of a toxicology report from the woman.

Orosa said all evidence, including surveillance tapes, will be turned over to the state attorney.

The woman, who is not named in the police report, said she has had a past sexual relationship with Kaepernick. She told police that before she passed out, she and Kaepernick were kissing in the bedroom.

After she got undressed, she told police, Kaepernick left the bedroom. She said they didn't have sex.

The woman said that at some point, Lockette and Patton peeked into the room. She told police that she yelled at them to leave. The incident report said the woman had no recollection of anything else that happened that night until waking up in the hospital several hours later.

Miami Fire-Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll confirmed that paramedics visited the Viceroy at 12:32a.m. on April1 and transported a 25-year-old woman to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Miami police also said they expect to discuss the incident with an attorney representing the three football players in the next few days.

Police are also expected to release a pair of 911 tapes on Monday. One tape, police say, is of a male voice asking for help to remove a woman from the hotel room who he claims refused to leave until "the player she came to see returns."

The other 911 tape is from hotel security, police said.

Last week, the Sacramento Bee reported that Lockette called 911 twice on his cellphone the evening of the incident, telling police that a naked woman was on his friend's bed and refused to leave.

CBSSports.com reported Friday that San Francisco has put a hold on extension talks with Kaepernick while Miami police continue to investigate.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee contributed to this story.







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SteveToo wrote:
Stupid women. Play w/fire and U get burned.
on April 18,2014 | 10:20PM
oxtail01 wrote:
So your assertion is that she did something to deserve getting "burned". Good thinking, Neanderthal!
on April 19,2014 | 12:16PM
Bdpapa wrote:
These guys and girls want to be players, but somebody is gonna get burned. Got to cover your bu!t.
on April 19,2014 | 06:33AM
cojef wrote:
Sad, cause there are many ready to take advantage of you youth and innocence with drugs and alcohol. All you have left is memories of being exploited by others. They never learn.
on April 19,2014 | 08:30AM
oxtail01 wrote:
So you ok with someone doing wrong as long as they can cover their butt?
on April 19,2014 | 12:18PM
oxtail01 wrote:
So it's ok to do something wrong as long as the rear end is covered?
on April 19,2014 | 04:52PM
Usagi336 wrote:
According to this story, not much of a crime. Just the 2 peeping toms. Oh, and the bong hits. Of course still need to see the rape test results.
on April 19,2014 | 08:25AM
F8TH wrote:
Not very smart of Collin to even be involved in something like this, but that's what fame and money will do to you. He has (or might be HAD) a bright future with the 49ers, but this might have jeopardized his upcoming contract extension. Sports is not only about talent, it's also about CHARACTER. No different from any other business when it comes to hiring someone, character is always an important factor.
on April 19,2014 | 08:35AM
boshio wrote:
Ditto. Never could understand these athletes that has the money, fame, and good life, than some how screws it up. Guess most just doesn't have the integrity and brains.
on April 19,2014 | 08:49AM
oxtail01 wrote:
So you understand corrupt politicians, greedy CEOs, and immoral "so called" religious leaders?
on April 19,2014 | 12:12PM
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