Thursday, April 10, 2014

Incident report in Kaepernick case makes no specific allegations

The official incident report identifies 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton, and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette as suspects.  But what they’re suspected of isn’t specified.

The incident report, a copy of which was obtained by CSN Bay Area, explains that an unidentified woman went to Lockette’s apartment in Miami.  Kaepernick and Patton were there.  She later “mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots.”  She claims the men “told her that in order to drink the shots she had to ‘hit’ the bong which contained marijuana.”

The woman says she began to feel lightheaded and went to a bedroom to lay down.  Kaepernick allegedly entered the room “and started kissing her.”  He then began to undress her.  Kaepernick said he’d be right back and left the bedroom.  She waited naked in the bed, and Patton and Lockette opened the door and “peeked” inside.  She says she told them to leave, they closed the door and left, and she remembers nothing after that.

The woman claims that she woke up in a hospital bed, and that she doesn’t recall how she got there or who took her there.  She also said that she has had a sexual relationship in the past with Kaepernick.
While the report states that Kaepernick and the woman did not have sex before he left the room, the report doesn’t say whether evidence of intercourse was detected at the hospital.  It’s also unclear whether the victim or police believe that she was drugged.

For now, the incident is described as “suspicious,” and the report indicates that the “investigation continues.”

At a minimum, the NFL will be concerned about the allegation of marijuana use, which could be enough to get the players in Stage One of the substance-abuse program (or higher if they’re already in the program).  Far more serious consequences would hinge on whatever police determine happened to the woman, and if there’s any reliable way to prove who did it.

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