No charges to be filed against Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, Ricardo Lockette

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

The "suspicious incident" investigation is officially a wrap. The Miami-Dade State Attorney will not press charges against Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, or Ricardo Lockette.

Fooch's Update No. 2: Kap tweeted

Fooch's Update: We've got a PDF of the closeout memo if you want to read it over.

The Miami-Dade State Attorney's office announced on Thursday that they will not press any charges against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, wide receiver Quinton Patton, or Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette. A spokesperson for the State Attorney's office said there was no indication a crime was committed:

"No charges, no indication that a criminal act was committed. She was alleging that she may have been the victim of a sexual assault, and there was no evidence."

No charges were ever filed, it was simply an investigation that resulted in no evidence of a crime. It's as simple as that.

This would appear to officially wrap up the "suspicious incident" that TMZ "reported" as being a potential sexual assault investigation. It did not take long for that to be proven to be an exaggeration on the part of TMZ. They doubled down on their reports, and given the mention of sexual assault by the spokesperson above, I'm sure TMZ will feel justified in what I view as defamatory content. I don't think there would be easy grounds for a lawsuit victory, but at least we know TMZ's full of crap. We saw them disregard the truth when they published a photo claiming it was Kap in LA shopping "seemingly without a care in the world." They later admitted it was not an accurate photo, but they defended themselves by throwing the photo provider under the bus.

Kap has proclaimed his innocence throughout, and as we've learned more and more about the incident, it has quickly moved into our rear view mirror. I think most people recognize what went down here. Some might throw out BS insults based on this event, but the upside to that is we can quickly recognize them for the trolls they are. For now, the rest of us can officially move on.

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