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49ers' Kaepernick named in 'suspicious incident' report

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49ers' Kaepernick named in 'suspicious incident' report

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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is named in a “suspicious incident” report filed last week by the Miami Police Department.

Quinton Patton, a 49ers wide receiver, and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, a close friend of Kaepernick, were also named in the report filed by a woman who told police she woke up in a hospital and did not know how she got there.

"There's no evidence of a crime or a sexual assault," Miami Police spokesman Rene Pimental told the Bay Area News Group. "This report is simply an incident report taken at the woman's request."

Kaepernick and Patton, who is entering his second NFL season, have been working out in Miami at Bonmarito Performance Systems since the second week of February.

[RELATED: Kaepernick career stats]

Kaepernick and Lockette formed a tight friendship during Lockette's time on the 49ers' practice squad in 2012 and during the offseason. The 49ers released Lockette, a wide receiver, in training camp and he finished the season with the Super Bowl-winning Seahawks.

The alleged victim reported to police that on April 1 at approximately 9 p.m., she visited Lockette's apartment. Kaepernick and Patton were also there. She said she mixed drinks and prepared shots for them and was told that in order to drink the shots, she had to "hit" the bong, which contained marijuana, according to the police report.

She said to police that she began to feel light-headed and went to a bedroom to lie down. Kaepernick, with whom she said she had a previous sexual relationship, followed her into the bedroom. They did not have sex, she told police.

Shortly thereafter, the alleged victim said she could not remember anything else that happened. She woke up in a hospital bed and does not remember how she got there or who transported her to the hospital, according to the police report.

Miami Police states that the investigation is continuing.

Kaepernick, a three-year NFL veteran, is considered a possible face-of-the-49ers player and is line for a lucrative contract extension.

Recently at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla., team general manager Trent Baalke said the objective was reach a long-term contract extension with Kaepernick before the start of training camp in late-July. Kaepernick’s original four-year contract expires after the upcoming season.

[RELATED: Baalke: 49ers want new deal for Kaepernick before training camp]

Moreover, 49ers CEO Jed York said, “I think there’s a lot that he’s done that has put him in that position where he should be paid like one of the top quarterbacks in the league. And I think that’s where we’ll end up -- whether we get it done now or later. We hope we get it done soon.”

[RELATED: 49ers brass agree Kaepernick deserves extension]

On Thursday when the first report of the Miami investigation involving Kaepernick surfaced, Baalke issued the following statement: “The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts.”

 

Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'

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Jeff Garcia was frustrated by Brian Hoyer: 'I kept waiting...'

Former 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia liked what he saw from rookie C.J. Beathard, who replaced benched starter Brian Hoyer on Sunday.

“It looks like he has that physical and mental toughness,” said Garcia, now an analyst on NBC Sports Bay Area on the latest 49ers Insider Podcast.

“That’s the thing you like to see out of a quarterback, to be a leader, to demonstrate what it’s all about and get everybody on board following him, and to play hungry, to play intense, to demand perfection out of yourself, to want to make every play.”

With Beathard taking over at quarterback, the 49ers rallied from a 17-point deficit to tie the game in the third quarter. He also bought time with his legs to escape the pocket and throw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson in the closing minutes to give the 49ers an opportunity for a last-second win.

However, the 49ers lost their fifth consecutive game by three points or less with a 26-24 loss at Washington.

Beathard played with a sense of purpose and urgency Garcia said he did not see from Hoyer, who is playing for his seventh team in nine NFL seasons.

“I kept waiting for Brian to be that guy and he just wasn’t,” Garcia said. “That’s what frustrated me about Brian. Here he had a great opportunity to come in and be a starter and secure a position and take hold of a position for, really, the first time in his career.

“In retrospect, maybe he just is who he is, and that’s why he’s played for so many teams, and that’s why he’s never been considered a full-time starter or 'the guy' in the National Football League.”

Garcia added, “He left a door open, a window open, for another guy to step in and take advantage of it, and that’s what C.J. did. He was very opportunistic on Sunday in stepping onto the field and immediately having an impact.”

49ers sign veteran defensive lineman

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49ers sign veteran defensive lineman

The 49ers signed veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, according to his agent.

McDaniel, 32, has not appeared in an NFL game this season after starting 10 of the 16 games in which he played last season with the Seattle Seahawks.

In his 12-year career, McDaniel has played for Jacksonville, Miami, Seattle, Tampa Bay and, again, Seattle. He has recorded 11.5 career sacks.

The addition of McDaniel helps the 49ers compensate for the loss of defensive lineman Arik Armstead, who is scheduled to undergo surgery for a broken hand. Armstead is not expected back for approximately two months.

The 49ers are also signing Leger Douzable, who was among the team's final cuts before the start of the regular season. An eight-year veteran, Douzable has seen action with the Giants, Rams, Jaguars, Jets and Bills.