Florida drops sexual assault case against 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick
San Francisco 49ers star quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players will not face charges in an incident involving a woman at a downtown Miami hotel, prosecutors said Thursday.
A memo released by the Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office said there was insufficient evidence that any crime was committed in the hotel room on April 1. Tests indicated the woman was not sexually assaulted and other evidence backed up the players’ contention that nothing happened.
In fact, the memo by Assistant State Atty. Laura Adams described the woman as incoherent when police and fire rescue officers responded to 911 calls to the room at the Viceroy Hotel. She had to be sedated in order to be taken to the hospital, where she was temporarily involuntarily committed for her own safety, the memo says.
“When she heard the officers’ voices, the complainant started screaming incoherently about Jesus and devils,” Adams wrote.
Kaepernick consistently denied any wrongdoing.
The other players in the room that night were 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette.
The Steelers signed Maurkice Pouncey to a five-year contract extension that averages $8.8 million per season, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL.
Words can’t explain it,” Pouncey said while fighting back tears, barely nine months removed from a torn ligament in his right knee that ended his 2013 season in the Steelers’ opening game.
The only center in league history to make the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons is nearly all the way back from surgery to repair the knee after teammate David DeCastro fell on it eight plays into last fall’s season opener against Tennessee.
The 24-year-old Pouncey insists he’s “totally fine.” The new financial deal puts him just ahead of the agreement signed by Cleveland’s Alex Mack in April.
Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is being sued in Florida, where he played eight seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, accused of punching a bouncer at a St. Augustine restaurant.
Bouncer Kasim Howard is suing Jones-Drew, saying the onetime UCLA star punched him May 26, 2013, at the Conch House Restaurant.
The state attorney’s office reviewed a criminal complaint and decided not to charge Jones-Drew last summer.
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