Report: Colin Kaepernick is Being Investigated for Alleged Sexual Assault

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 1:10pm by Johnny Feulner
San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault incident - Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault incident – Mandatory Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

You thought the San Francisco 49ers had controversy with head coach Jim Harbaugh this offseason, things could get a lot worse with this new headline.

According to TMZ, 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick is reportedly under investigation for a potential sexual assault that occurred in Miami, Florida, earlier this month.

49ers’ general manager Trent Baalke reportedly told TMZ Sports this, regarding the situation:

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts.”

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the alleged incident happened at the Viceroy Hotel, where Kaepernick was reportedly entertaining a wedding party out by the pool.

While this certainly isn’t a good look for Kaepernick, who’s seeking a new long-term deal, we shouldn’t rush to conclusions until all the information is collected and delivered.

In most of these cases, the party claiming foul play makes a bigger issue out of something that either never transpired, or something very little. And because Kaepernick is such a prominent figure, it makes him more of a target for these unfortunate circumstances.

Stay tuned for more details as this story develops. But my first reaction is – leave the guy alone.