The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday that charges will not be brought against 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, WR Quinton Patton or Seahawks WR Ricardo Lockette for their involvement in a “suspicious incident” that occurred months ago.
“No charges, no indication that a criminal act was committed,” said Ed Griffith of the State Attorney’s Office, via CSN Bay Area. “She was alleging that she may have been the victim of a sexual assault, and there was no evidence.”
Kaepernick has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation and the 49ers have stood by him and even signed him a long-term extension before there was a resolution.
“I did nothing wrong in that incident,” Kaepernick said. “So I want to do everything I can to let the DA close this matter.”
“At some point there needs to be a resolution to some of jump-the-gun, witch-hunt kind of scenario that we’re seeing,” 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh said a few months ago. “I mean, the only victim in Colin’s case is Colin’s reputation.”
Kaepernick, 26, signed a six-year extension worth $126 million that could pay him as much as $61 million guaranteed. His contract has already change discussion for a number of quarterback that are in position to secure long-term contracts.