By now almost everyone who follows the National Football League has heard the reports of the Miami Police Department investigating a suspicious incident involving 49ers starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick along with fellow 49er Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette of the Seattle Seahawks.
Here is a link to the police report.
The story of the investigation first broke when gossip site TMZ reported it early Thursday morning. TMZ has stood by the original headline that was used, despite claims to the contrary by the Miami Police.
Early this morning, Colin Kaepernick issued the following statement through a 3-part tweet on his Twitter account:
“The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong. They make things up about me that never happened. I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up. I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced.”
After reading the tweet I was actually left with more questions than answers. Exactly which part of the story and other stories is completely wrong, Colin?
Did she not mix drinks? Was she not told that before taking the shots she would have to take a hit from the bong? Is it all a lie that some crazy fan just made up?
Here is what we know for sure, according to the Miami Hearld, happened in Lockette’s apartment that resulted in the Miami Fire Department being dispatched to Lockette’s apartment just after midnight, 12:32 a.m., and a woman being taken to the hospital where she woke up the next morning. In addition, the Miami Police Department is awaiting the result of toxicology reports so they can present it to the state district attorney to determine the next steps.
Obviously the TMZ report is not completely wrong. The Miami Police are doing an investigation, and over the coming days and weeks more details will emerge.
No one can blame Kaepernick for wanting to speak and share his side of the story. The problem is that in doing so, when an investigation is still ongoing, he left many with more questions than answers.
The proper course of action would have been to let the agency that handles his affairs, XAM, be the primary voice and issue a statement while the smoke settles. To their credit they did just that shortly after Kaepernick went public with his tweets.
By coming out in the manner that Kaepernick, he simply took another step to make himself possibly the most polarizing figure in the NFL and once again showing the type of amateur behavior that one would not expect from the face of any professional franchise.
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