The woman at the center of the police investigation in Miami involving 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and two other NFL players referred to herself as "Jesus" and wouldn't leave Kaepernick's hotel room, according to two 911 calls released by Miami police this afternoon.
The calls were made after midnight on April 2. One of them is from hotel security at the Viceroy hotel where Kaepernick, friend Ricardo Lockette and teammate Quinton Patton were staying at the time. The other is from an unidentified man believed to be Lockette, a receiver for the Seahawks. Police previously have said their records show Lockette made two 911 calls at the time complaining of a woman who would not leave their hotel suite.
Both callers said that the woman was naked and inside a bedroom. The first caller, who identifies himself as being from hotel security, told the 911 operator, "She said her name was Jesus, and she don't have no clothes on." He said the woman was screaming and crying. All of the names and phone numbers mentioned in the calls are redacted. Together they last a little more than three minutes.
The other caller, believed to be Lockette, also called and in calm voice said that "there's a young lady in my friend's bed" and that she refused to leave until he returns. Asked if the woman is the friend's boyfriend, the caller said, "No, no, no. He's not her boyfriend. He's just someone she wants to sleep with. ... She says she's going to stay there until he gets back."
Miami police do not believe Kaepernick was present when the calls were made. A source with knowledge of the incident said Kaepernick was at the hotel suite when the 25-year-old, unidentified woman arrived earlier in the evening but left shortly thereafter when she began acting oddly. None of the players involved or their attorneys have spoken about the case because it is an ongoing investigation. An attorney representing the players met with investigators last month.
Police said they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance tape to see if they can determine whether Kaepernick had been in the suite earlier with two other players and, if so, what time he left.
Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa has said that, so far, police have not confirmed the woman's report that Kaepernick had been among a trio of men in the hotel room on the night of April 1. She named him in a report she filed with police two days after the incident.
The woman reported that she had blacked out while naked in the hotel room after a night of drinking shots and smoking marijuana in room 4710 in the posh Viceroy. She reported that she mixed drinks for herself and the three men and that they coaxed her into smoking marijuana before she passed out.
Kaepernick has lashed out, via Twitter, at TMZ, the entertainment and gossip website, and other outlets, saying he did nothing wrong, and he got a strong backing recently from coach Jim Harbaugh, who said he's heard Kaepernick's side of the story and that there promises to be a positive resolution for the quarterback. "The only victim in Colin's case is Colin's reputation," he said.
No charges have been filed and the players have not been interviewed by police. A police incident report given by the woman on April 3 shows the case is being investigated by the department's Special Victims Unit, which looks into sex crimes.
According to police, the woman was examined and a rape kit was used to determine if she had been sexually assaulted. The results have not been made public. Police also are waiting for results of the woman's toxicology report. Orosa said all evidence, including surveillance tapes, will be turned over to the state attorney.
The woman, who is not named in the police report, said she had a past sexual relationship with Kaepernick. She told police that before she passed out, she and Kaepernick were kissing in a bedroom.
After she got undressed, she told police, Kaepernick left the bedroom. She said they did not have sex. The woman said that at some point Lockette and Patton peeked into the room. She told police that she yelled at them to leave. The incident report said the woman had no recollection of anything else that happened that night until waking up in the hospital several hours later.
Miami Fire Rescue Lt. Ignatius Carroll confirmed that paramedics were called to the Viceroy at 12:32 a.m. on April 2 and transported a 25-year-old woman to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Records show that a Crisis Intervention Team was summoned. The unit's web site says that the Crisis Intervention Team "is an effective police response program designed for first responders who handle crisis calls involving people with mental illness including those with co-occurring substance use disorders."
-- Matt Barrows