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April 10, 2014 at 10:49 AM

49ers’ Colin Kaepernick being investigated for incident at Seahawk receiver’s apartment in Miami UPDATED

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is at the center of what the Miami Police Department is terming a “suspicious incident” that occurred April 1 at an apartment referred to in a police report as belonging to Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, who is named in an information report about the incident. San Francisco receiver Quinton Patton is also named in the report.

A woman, whose name is redacted from the report, says that she visited Lockette at his apartment, which is located in the Viceroy in downtown Miami, which includes suites, residences and guests rooms, and that Kaepernick and Patton were also there.

The report says the woman “made some drinks for all of them and gave them shots.” It also states that she was told that in order to drink the shots she had to “hit” a bong that contained marijuana.

The report says that while watching a basketball game, she felt light-headed and went to a bedroom to lieĀ  down. She was joined by Kaepernick, with whom the report says she has had a previous sexual relationship. The report states that they did not have sex in the bedroom and Kaepernick left.

At oneĀ  point, the report states, Lockette and Patton opened the door and “peeked” inside. The report says she asked where Kaepernick was and told the others to close the door. The report states “They closed the door and left. She cannot remember anything after that.”

The report states the woman then woke up in a hospital bed but doesn’t remember how she got there or who transported her.

The report concludes stating that “the investigation continues” and does not mention any charges or specific allegations.

Lockette joined the Seahawks in 2011 as an undrafted free agent and played in two games for the Seahawks that season. He was released early in the 2012 season and signed by the 49ers, with whom he spent the rest of the season, though without playing in any games. Lockette and Kaepernick were roommates during Lockette’s time with the 49ers.

Lockette was released by the 49ers last August, and after a brief stint with the Bears, was signed by the Seahawks on Oct. 22. He played in eight regular season games for Seattle in 2013 and in all three playoff games.

Lockette is signed through the 2014 season and is due to become a restricted free agent in 2015.

UPDATE — The Seahawks have released a statement this afternoon on the incident. It reads: “We are aware of the situation, monitoring it closely and will not have any further comment at this time,” said a Seahawks spokesman.

UPDATE NO. 2 — Here’s a more detailed story on the incident from the Miami Herald.


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