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Colin Kaepernick takes to Twitter, vehemently disputes reports on alleged incident

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter on Friday morning to vehemently deny the manner in which the allegations against him regarding what police later deemed a “suspicious incident” in its original report related to what purportedly occurred at the apartment of Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette’s Miami apartment on April 1.

According to the original TMZ report, Kaepernick was under investigation by the Miami Police Department for an alleged sexual assault. Subsequent reporting indicated that Kaepernick, Lockette and 49ers receiver Quinton Patton were involved in an incident where an unidentified female woke up in a hospital after taking shots and hitting a bong, among other tawdry but not wholly incriminating details, at Lockette’s apartment.

Kaepernick posted on Twitter the following three-part impassioned defense of himself and vehement denial of the allegations, particularly those contained in the original TMZ report, that have been made against him.

The 49ers quarterback’s vigorous denial of the allegations is further emboldened by a later statement from police that “there’s no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault” in what police have learned thus far in their investigation.

“There’s no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault,” Pimental told the San Jose Mercury News. “This report is simply an incident report taken at the woman’s request. … there are no specific allegations of wrongdoing.”

Obviously, whether or not Kaepernick’s accounting of how the original reporting has been mishandled and the facts of the case misinterpreted will become more evident as more facts become known regarding said “suspicious incident.”

No matter what comes of the allegations, though, simply having one’s name splashed all over the Internet with the term “possible sexual assault” certainly will not bolster Kaepernick’s bid to land a long-term contract with the Niners in the realm of $20 million-plus per season. 49ers GM Trent Baalke indicated previously that he wanted the deal done before training camp. Kaepernick’s strong negotiating position is much weaker now in light of the events in recent days.

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