Paul Kitagaki / The Sacramento Bee

The State Attorney’s office in Florida is reviewing the case involving Colin Kaepernick and two other players. There is no timetable for a resolution.

Kaepernick case in hands of state attorney’s office

Published: Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 5:16 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 5:21 pm

The State Attorney of Florida is reviewing the case involving Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players, a spokesman from the Miami-Dade office said this week. In fact, the state attorney's office has been working with the Miami Police Department on the case for some time.

It's still not clear whether a crime occurred or even whether one has been alleged. Police have referred to it as a “suspicious incident.” The investigation began on April 3 when a 25-year-old woman, who has not been named, went to police and said she woke up in a hospital after a night of drinking with the three players, including 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette.

The 911 tapes from the night in question revealed that both hotel security and the men called police to have the woman removed from their hotel suite. According to the calls, the woman was naked in Kaepernick's bedroom and refused to leave until Kaepernick returned to the suite at the upscale Viceroy Hotel in downtown Miami.

According to one of the 911 calls, the woman referred to herself as “Jesus.” One caller, believed to be Lockette, said that “there’s a young lady in my friend’s bed” and she refused to leave until he returned. Asked if the woman was the friend’s boyfriend, the caller said, “No, no, no. He’s not her boyfriend. He’s just someone she wants to sleep with. ... She says she’s going to stay there until he gets back.”

The police department's Crisis Intervention Team , which is used in cases involving people with mental illness and substance abuse issues was called to the scene. Paramedics took the woman to the hospital.

Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa told CSN Bay Area that they have concluded their investigation and that they have passed the case to the state attorney's office. The police's special victim's unit, which handles sex crimes among other cases, handled the case. None of the players has been interviewed or been asked for DNA samples.

“Their attorney declined our invitation for interviews,” Orosa told the web site.

Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade office of the state attorney, said prosecutors are trying to determine whether a crime has been committed. He said there was no timetable for the case.

– Matt Barrows

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