Report says fire department was called to transport woman in Kaepernick case
04/11/2014 7:59 AM
04/11/2014 3:58 PM
The woman at the center of the investigation involving Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players was transported from a downtown Miami hotel suite to the hospital by the Miami fire department. In the incident report released by police on Thursday, the woman said she did not know how she ended up at the hospital.
"At 12:32 (a.m.), Miami Fire Rescue was dispatched to the Viceroy (hotel) and transported a 25-year-old female from the Viceroy to the Jackson Memorial Hospital emergency room," Miami Fire Lt. Ignatius Carroll told The Miami Herald. Carroll later told The Bee that the Miami Police Department summoned emergency responders to the hotel.
Kaepernick, a graduate of Pitman High in Turlock, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette are named in the incident report involving a woman who claims to have blacked out and woken up in a hospital room after drinking with the men. Earlier today Kaepernick took to Twitter to say that media reports, specifically the original report by TMZ, linking him to sexual assault are "completely wrong" and that "sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up."
Kaepernick's agency, XAM Sports, also released a statement: "We stand by Colin 100 percent and are fully confident that the truth will be evident once the facts come to light regarding this matter."
Miami police are examining evidence and waiting on toxicology reports in the case, according to The Miami Herald.
"We have to examine evidence and wait for some tests to come back, including toxicology reports," Police Chief Manuel Orosa told the newspaper on Friday. "We can present it to the state attorney and they can decide whether to continue." Orosa added: "It's too early to determine what the evidence indicates."
The case is being handled by the Miami Police Department's Special Victims Unit, which investigates sexual battery and other serious crimes. Citing sources, the Herald reported that the unidentified woman underwent a rape test but that the results are not public. Kaepernick, Patton and Lockette have not been interviewed by police.
The police department would not answer questions relating to the case, such as why the woman was admitted to a hospital and how she was transported there. Police have said the only item they are authorized to release is the incident report.
(1/3) 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.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 11, 2014
(2/3) 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.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 11, 2014
(3/3) I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced.— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) April 11, 2014
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