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Colin Kaepernick’s alleged sexual assault investigation: Did TMZ jump to conclusions?

By Brian Flood (b.flood@sportsworldnews.com) @briansflood
on Apr 10, 2014 09:30 PM EDT
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It appears we won’t know the truth regarding Colin Kaepernick’s alleged sexual assault investigation for quite some time.

Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimental told the San Jose Mercury News that TMZ, which initially broke the story, “took the report out of context.”

At the time this article was published, TMZ still has a prominent headline that reads “Colin Kaepernick investigated for sexual assault.”

“There’s no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault,” Pimental told the Mercury News. “This report is simply an incident report taken at the woman’s request.”

The TMZ report also says, “it’s clear they are investigating an alleged sex crime, due to the fact the case was referred to the Special Victim’s Office, which handles sex crimes.” But ProFootballTalk.com points out that the SVU covers more than just sex crimes.

So, depending on whom you believe, this case might have nothing at all to do with sexual assault. While many famous athletes, such as Kobe Bryant, have faced damaging allegations and recovered, there is only so much a good P.R. firm can do.

All we know for sure if a women filed a police report. The woman said she was hanging out with Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton, and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. She then woke up in a hospital. The woman also admits to having a sexual history with Kaepernick and it is unclear if they had intercourse on the night in question.

Hopefully TMZ didn’t jump to irresponsible conclusions. But more importantly, hopefully nobody was harmed on the night in questions… by a star QB or anyone else.

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