Fooch's Update: Matt Barrows tweeted this a bit ago:
Source familiar with the case in Miami said Colin Kaepernick was not at his suite during the disturbance or when police arrived.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) April 14, 2014
We are starting to hear some more details surrounding the situation involving Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette. A Miami radio host has come across an incident report detailing a 9-1-1 call by Lockette.
According to the report, Lockette called 9-1-1 at 12:03 a.m. to let them know the woman in question would not leave his apartment. Lockette told the police he and the woman had been arguing. Lockette said she was naked on Colin Kaepernick's bed, and refused to leave. According to subsequent reports from the Matts, Lockette made a second 9-1-1 call at approximately 12:20 a.m. The police sent a "Crisis Intervention Team". The CIT was "designed for first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness including those with co-occurring substance use disorders."
Here is a copy of the incident report.
Exclusive: Ricardo Lockette called 911 in Viceroy incident after he says female refused to leave. pic.twitter.com/pzy6UfjsEY— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) April 14, 2014
Prior to this report, all we had was the woman's rundown of events in the police incident report. She claimed she had been drinking with the players and they suggested she smoke some marijuana. She said she then passed out and next thing she knew, she woke up at the hospital. A day later, the Miami Fire Rescue spokesperson informed the media that the police had been called, and then the Fire Rescue unit was dispatched at 12:32, at which point they took the girl to the hospital.
This latest news from Slater paints a different picture. People have been quick to criticize Kap for putting himself in this situation, but these facts change the context of the entire situation. It would also explain why Kap was quick to blast TMZ for their reports. Here is what Kap said on Friday:
(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
It will be interesting to see how the players proceed on this once things settle down. TMZ went with sexual assault in their story and stuck with it for much of the weekend. If this thing ends up going away, I wouldn't be surprised if Team Kaepernick looks into potential legal options against TMZ. We're still waiting on more details, but this is a step in the right direction for Kap, Patton and Lockette.