Fooch's Update: Kap's agent released a statement:
Statement from Colin Kaepernick's agency: "XAM Sports on Kaepernick: "We stand by Colin 100% and are fully confident that the truth...— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) April 11, 2014
... will be evident once the facts come to light regarding this matter. Thank you for supporting Colin."— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) April 11, 2014
A day after the Internet blew up following TMZ's first report on Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted out a statement:
(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
TMZ continues to insist Kap is being investigated for "sexual assault", even though the police department has insisted that is not the case. I posted the initial TMZ report, and did use sexual assault in the headline as they did. I could have simply not posted on the topic, and waited for the police report. On the other hand, people were starting to discuss it, and I felt I needed to at least attempt to provide a space for discussion, while also trying to maintain a balanced approach.
I'll continue to update this "story" as information comes in. This will hopefully be in the past before too long, and we can just move on to the 2014 season.