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Colin Kaepernick rips TMZ sexual assault report

Colin-Kaepernick-flexingTMZ was the first to report on Thursday that San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for sexual assault over an alleged incident that took place in Miami. When the actual police report was later shared by The Sacramento Bee, nothing was mentioned about sexual assault. Instead, police said they were investigating a “suspicious incident.”

TMZ later clarified their report by acknowledging that police used the term “suspicious incident” but noted that it is clear an alleged sex crime is being investigated because the case was referred to the Special Victim’s Office. On Friday morning, Kaepernick took to Twitter to blast TMZ.

Kaepernick and two other NFL players, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette, reportedly hung out at Lockette’s apartment with a woman who claims she had a previous sexual relationship with Kaepernick. She claimed she had a few drinks and felt lightheaded, so she went to a bedroom with Kaepernick. While she said she did not have sex with Kaepernick, the woman woke up in a hospital bed the next morning and claimed she did not remember how she got there.

Kaepernick’s agent Scott Smith also addressed the allegations on Friday.

“We stand by Colin 100% and are fully confident that the truth will be evident once the facts come to light regarding this matter,” Smith said, via Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. “Thank you for supporting Colin.”

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Report: Colin Kaepernick being investigated for sexual assault

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Colin Kaepernick is reportedly being investigated for sexual assault. According to TMZ, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback was involved in an alleged incident that took place at the Viceroy Hotel in Miami earlier this month.

Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee later reported that police are investigating what they called a “suspicious incident” involving Kaepernick and two other NFL players, 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette. The police report states that the incident took place on April 1.

A woman claims she went to Lockette’s apartment at 9 p.m. and Kaepernick and Patton were there. She was reportedly told that if she wanted to drink shots that were made “she had to ‘hit’ the bong which contained marijuana.” The woman claimed she felt lightheaded and went to a bedroom with Kaepernick, whom she had a sexual relationship with in the past. She claimed that she and Kaepernick did not have sex and that Patton and Lockette peaked in the bedroom and she told them to get out.

The woman went on to say she woke up in a hospital bed the next morning and did not remember how she got there. As Barrows noted, the police report did not mention sexual assault.

TMZ’s sources said that Kaepernick hung out with a wedding party at the Viceroy pool over the weekend and one member of the group said he was extremely kind and “made the bride’s weekend.”

The 49ers acknowledged the report on Thursday morning.

“The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts,” general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement.

We’ll have updates as they become available.

Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton try to sing Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ (Video)

Colin-Kaepernick-Cam-Newton-singingColin Kaepernick and Cam Newton hosted Cartoon Network’s “Hall of Game Awards” on Monday night. The NFL stars seemed to have a great time doing it, especially when they took the stage surrounded by kids and showed off their singing skills.

When we say “singing skills,” we really mean lack thereof. Newton and Kaepernick each took a turn singing a version of Katy Perry’s “Roar” and inserted their team name into the chorus. While we commend them for doing it for the children, we’re obligated to note that they have to be easily two of the worst singers in professional sports.

Please let that be a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

Video via TMZ

Colin Kaepernick unloads on Richard Sherman: ‘He’s afraid of our receivers’

Richard-Sherman-chokeRichard Sherman may be a lot of things, but there are very few who would argue that the Seattle Seahawks cornerback is timid. Sherman is cockier than any player in the game, and that confidence has allowed him to dominate his position. But if you ask San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, he would tell you Sherman is “afraid.”

Afraid of what exactly? Kaepernick went off on Sherman in an interview with Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post on Thursday. The Niners signal-caller said Sherman fears San Francisco’s receiving corps and was one foot away from being the “goat” in the NFC Championship Game.

“I’ll take that matchup every day,” Kaepernick said. “I feel like he’s afraid of our receivers, and that’s something I look forward to [exploiting] next year.

“I had Crabtree one-on-one with half of the field to himself, and I’m going to take that every single time. He made a good play on that ball, but if I throw it a foot farther, it’s a touchdown and now you’re the goat, Richard Sherman. It’s a game of inches. The inches were in [Sherman’s] favor in that case, but this game will humble you very quickly.”

As you might expect, Kaepernick’s hostility was fueled by Sherman’s verbal assault on Michael Crabtree and the choke gesture he made toward the Niners.

“Did that make you feel better about yourself? Then go ahead,” Kaepernick added. “Because I’m not worried about you. … As my dad has always told me, if you have to tell people how good you are, then how good are you really? If you have to go on national TV and try to say you’re the best cornerback in the league, then you’ve got your own insecurities.”

I’m never a fan of playing the “if” game, because there are a lot of “ifs” throughout the course of a game that could have changed history. Kaepernick is right — if he put more air under that pass we would be talking about Crabtree beating Sherman. But he didn’t, and Sherman made an incredible play on the ball.

Sherman has since apologized for the way he went after Crabtree, but the damage is obviously done for Kaepernick. The rivalry between the Seahawks and Niners should be one of the best in football for years to come.

Deion Sanders criticized way Colin Kaepernick dressed

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has faced some criticism as of late for his choice in clothing. After the Niners beat the Carolina Panthers, a writer tweeted that Kaepernick should turn his hat around and act like a professional. That writer took a lot of heat from us and many others, but Deion Sanders made a similar comment on Sunday.

As several Twitter users noted, Sanders began his discussion of Kaepernick’s postgame press conference on NFL Network by commenting on his wardrobe.

“First of all, what does he have on?” Sanders asked.

What a second, is this the Deion Sanders commenting on what someone is wearing? The same “Prime Time” that was one of the most flamboyant dressers in sports during his NFL career? Remember when he used to dress like this?

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Jim Harbaugh loves the Colin Kaepernick Beats by Dre commercial

Colin Kaepernick has become well known for his Beats by Dre headphones recently, and his head coach is a big fan of the commercial.

“I love it. I absolutely love it,” Jim Harbaugh said of Kaepernick’s commercial this week.

Colin Kaepernick headphonesThe commercial, which was uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 8, shows Kaepernick getting heckled by opposing fans on his way to the stadium. But the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is in a good mental state and able to block out the noise thanks to his headphones, the story goes.

“It’s somewhat like that,” Harbaugh said of the rowdy road environment. “Yeah, definitely. You’re riding in and the fans are all out there. Sometimes they’re that way that they are in the video.”

Between his Dockers khaki pants and plugs for the Beats by Dre headphones, it sure seems like Harbaugh is angling for a new endorsement deal. We know that Kaepernick is certainly staying loyal to his brand.

Kaepernick has been seen with his headphones around his neck almost every time he’s met with the media recently. He was even criticized by an NFL reporter for looking unprofessional with the headphones and backwards hat. But if his coach is a fan of them, then how can anyone complain about the endorsement deal, or the commercial?

Sports writer tells Colin Kaepernick to turn his hat around, act like a professional

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I’ve never heard of Sal Maiorana, but it seems like he’s one of those old school journalists. How do we know that? The cranky fella complained after the San Francisco 49ers-Carolina Panthers game that Colin Kaepernick was wearing his hat backwards and not acting like a professional.

When a follower compared Kaepernick to Philip Rivers, Maiorana brought out other quarterbacks who he thinks embody class.

Because Aaron Rodgers has never worn a backwards hat while addressing the media:

Aaron Rodgers backwards hat

And jeeze, look at all these other classless NFL quarterbacks:

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