Kaepernick says media reports ‘completely wrong’
On Twitter, Niners quarterback writes that TMZ report regarding ‘suspicious incident’ with woman at Ricardo Lockette’s Miami hotel residence is wrong.
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Colin Kaepernick called some media reports “completely wrong” regarding an April 1 incident with a female at a Miami apartment that police classified as suspicious. Meanwhile, Miami police said an investigation remains ongoing.
“We have to examine evidence and wait for some tests to come back, including toxicology reports,” Police Chief Manuel Orosa told The Miami Herald on Friday. “We can present it to the state attorney, and they can decide whether to continue. ... It’s too early to determine what the evidence indicates.”
Kaepernick took to Twitter on Friday morning and commented for the first time since news broke Thursday about his alleged involvement with a woman, who claimed she partied with the 49ers quarterback, teammate Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette at the Viceroy hotel where Lockette lives before she passed out naked and woke up the next day in a hospital bed.
“The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong,” Kaepernick posted in his first tweet. “They make things up about me that never happened.”
“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.
Browns match offer for center Mack
The Cleveland Browns ended their tug of war with the Jacksonville Jaguars by swiftly pulling Pro Bowl center Alex Mack back to Cleveland.
About four hours after news broke about Mack signing a five-year, $42 million offer sheet from the Jaguars on Friday afternoon, the Browns announced they would retain him by matching the offer. As a result, the Browns solidified their center position for at least the next two seasons and ended a saga that has featured twists and turns since they used a transition tag on Mack last month to keep him from becoming an unrestricted free agent.
The new deal makes Mack the highest-paid center in the NFL at $8.4 million a year, surpassing the $8.16 million per year Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil received in 2011.
• Two suspects charged as accessories in the Aaron Hernandez murder case were indicted on murder charges Friday.
The Bristol County (Mass.) District Attorney’s office announced that a Massachusetts grand jury returned single-count indictments for Carlos Ortiz, 28, and Ernest Wallace, 42, two Bristol men who prosecutors named as Hernandez’s accomplices the night of Odin Lloyd’s death in 2013.
• Johnny Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic test at February’s NFL scouting combine, a boost for the former Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner. NFL Network’s Albert Breer tweeted the scores of top quarterback prospects, reporting that Manziel scored a 32, highest among quarterback candidates.