TMZ (sort of) stands by its Kaepernick report

When news broke that Colin Kaepernick was involved in a police investigation in Miami, TMZ was on the story first, saying that Kaepernick was being investigated for an alleged sexual assault. But a police spokesman later said TMZ’s report was based on information that was taken out of context, and Kaepernick has slammed TMZ’s report as “completely wrong.”

For its part, TMZ is standing by its story. Sort of.

The top headline now at TMZ is, “Colin Kaepernick: Cops confirm investigation is ‘sexual in nature.'” The story under that headline cites a “well placed official at the Miami Police Department” as saying that Kaepernick is a suspect in an investigation that is “sexual in nature.”

It’s not clear what “sexual in nature” means, exactly, but while TMZ appears to be trying to stick with what it previously reported in the face of Kaepernick’s strong denial, the new TMZ report does not say specifically that Kaepernick is being investigated for a sexual assault, which is what the initial TMZ report said.

The fact that a police spokesman has said publicly that there’s no evidence of a sexual assault strongly suggests that neither Kaepernick nor anyone else is suspected of a sexual assault — the police aren’t normally in the business of saying publicly that there’s no evidence of a crime if they’re still investigating whether a crime has been committed.

All we know for sure is that a woman says that after drinking with Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton, and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, she went to bed and the next thing she knew she was waking up in a hospital. That certainly fits the description of a “suspicious incident,” as the police have called it. But while TMZ insists that the police are privately confirming that the investigation is sexual in nature, that’s not what the police are saying publicly.

47 responses to “TMZ (sort of) stands by its Kaepernick report

  1. The woman was naked, in a bed, apparently waiting for Kaepernick, and then woke up in a hospital bed.

    The investigation should therefore focus on the gap in time between her last memory and waking up in the aforementioned bed.

  2. So when does he get suspened by the league. Roethlesburgher got suspended without any charges. Interesting to see how the NFL reacts.

  3. clesportsfan says:
    Apr 11, 2014 3:23 PM
    I hope Harvey and the arrogant people at TMZ get a defamation lawsuit slapped against them, if he really didn’t do anything

    How is it a defamation if he didn’t do anything. They never accused him of doing anything. They reported he was being investigated.

  4. The facts are:Kap used to be a packer it’s not surprising he’s involved in something like this.he was also working with a shehawk so that’s another reason he would be in a situation like this.

  5. How did she get to the hospital? Somebody had to clothe her and drive her there. How do you drop off an unconscious person at the hospital? This is so sketchy.

  6. This thread is riddled with terrible attempts at English. What a bunch of butcher jobs.

  7. If in fact the young lady did, inexplicably awake in a hospital, wouldn’t the initial salient questions to contemplate be something along this line: What was the health concern prompting a trip to the hospital, how and/or WHO transported her to the medical facility, and lastly, why was she ALONE when she awoke? The answers to the above queries would naturally point out the direction to follow concerning the investigation, as well as the possible charges or lack-there-of involved. All the other “stuff” is grasping at shadows.

  8. Probably would make the most sense for anyone in the press to just wait for the police to do their jobs and stay quiet till then.

    Like that would ever happen.

  9. And who was this “well placed official at the Miami Police Department”, TMZ ? Did they give you their name? Was it “Crockett” or “Tubbs” ?

  10. Regardless of what did or didn’t happen, none of the three will be with his current team in two years.

  11. Are we sure that she didn’t just fall asleep trying to watch Crabtree’s highlight reel?

  12. We’ll just have to wait for all of the salicious and seedy details to emerge before we rush to judgement. Then we can all have a good laugh at these dopes.

  13. All we know for sure is that a woman says that after drinking with Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton, and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, she went to bed and the next thing she knew she was waking up in a hospital.

    show me in this article where she was naked how does she even know if she doesn’t remember anything from the time she went to bed until she woke up in the hospital and don’t give me it was in an article before , I’ve already read them , but the statement above and articles after the first article says nothing about that.
    The woman is lying through her teeth, just saying.

  14. For those comparing tmz to the national enquirer, it was the enquirer that broke the bill Clinton/lewinsky story and the John Edwards story. Sometimes they get it right.

  15. nfl4days says: Apr 11, 2014 3:36 PM

    How does nobody know Lockette was a Niner?
    Well for starters 95% of the “fan” base you are seeing have less than 3 months on the job…..

  16. Obviously nobody on this website knows Kaepernick, but he has said many times that he doesn’t drink beer or alcohol. He makes a point to tell his fans that he watches in detail what he puts in his body.

    Forget the sexual part of this story for a minute. That “drinking with Kaepernick” comment caught my eye and gives me tremendous pause. The woman or Kaepernick is a liar before we even discuss a law being broken.

  17. Let’s suppose that Kaep did nothing wrong with the girl.

    Can we also believe that he wasn’t “hitting the bong”?

    Where there is smoke , there is fire. Kaep is running with the wrong crowd and headed towards destruction.

  18. Actually…Lockette was a Seahawk first. He was cut. The 9ers picked him up. Then he was cut by the 9ers, before landing back in Seattle.

  19. The only evidence I’ve seen so far is that Kaperchoke isn’t that great of a QB and seems to enjoy partying more than winning. That’s the evidence 49er fans should be worried about.

  20. You simply can’t take a TMZ story seriously. They will always use an anonymous highly placed source to fit the narrative.

    I sincerely hope that girl is okay and does not get her name dragged through the slime.

  21. nfl4days says:
    Apr 11, 2014 3:36 PM

    How does nobody know Lockette was a Niner?

    Because fans pay attention to winners not whiners.

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