In news that probably would have broken if it wasn’t for the high-profile individual being involved in an investigation, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not face charges stemming from an alleged incident two months ago in Miami.
According to Matt Maiocoo of CSN Bay Area, there wasn’t sufficiant evidence to prosecute Kaepernick and the two other football players in an incident that was erroneously reported by the gossip rag TMZ to involve a sexual assault investigation.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office announced Thursday it does not have enough evidence to prosecute Kaepernick, 49ers receiver Quinton Patton or Seattle wide receiver Ricardo Lockette in what was initially reported as a “suspicious incident.”
Many figured this would be the ultimate conclusion to the alleged incident. Too often, high-profile players are put into less-than-stellar situations because of their name recognition. For his part, Kaepernick was thrown to the grown and dragged through the mud by a first-to-report, win-at-all cost mentality that continues to destroy the legitimacy of mainstream media today.
The young quarterback can now focus on taking that next step on the football field and leading the 49ers to the ultimate goal of a Super Bowl championship. As it relates to the media, we can only hope to get better.
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