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NFL star Colin Kaepernick says reports of police probe 'completely wrong'

It had been reported the 49ers quarterback was being investigated for an alleged sexual assault.

Colin Kaepernick denies yesterday's news reports.
Colin Kaepernick denies yesterday's news reports.
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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS quarterback Colin Kaepernick responded Friday to reports that he was being investigated by Miami police, saying celebrity website TMZ got the story “completely wrong”.

A Miami police report regarding an incident at a hotel in the city last week links Kaepernick and two other NFL players with a woman who said she woke up in a hospital bed after spending time with the players and doesn’t remember how she got there.

TMZ reported Thursday that Kaepernick was being investigated for a possible sexual assault, although the police report does not mention any assault.

“As of right now, we have an investigation,” public information officer Kenia Reyes told NFL Media.

Reyes said the probe was in “the early stages” and that no charges had been filed.

Kaepernick, meanwhile, used his Twitter account on Friday to slam the reports that surfaced on Thursday:

According to the police report, the woman said she visited the Miami apartment of Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette at the Viceroy Hotel on April 1.

She poured drinks for Kaepernick, Lockette and 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton, and also smoked marijuana.

Feeling light headed she retired to a bedroom and later ended up in the hospital.

The 49ers responded to Thursday’s reports with a statement saying the club is “in the process of gathering the pertinent facts.”

Kaepernick led the 49ers to the Super Bowl after the 2012 season and to the NFC Championship Game last season.

Lockette appeared in 10 total games for the Seahawks in 2011 and 2013 and Patton played in six games last season for San Francisco.

- © AFP, 2014

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