A day after Colin Kaepernick was named in a police report regarding an incident in Florida — erroneously billed as a sexual assault by TMZ, which was then picked up by other media outlets, including SFist — the 49ers quarterback is speaking out. He professed his innocence with a series of tweets:
(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
As SFGate notes, the incident blew up after a woman reported that "she blacked out after drinking and smoking marijuana in an apartment in the company of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players." The report does not mention any specific crime.