San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not be charged in the aftermath of the April 1 incident involving a woman at a hotel room for insufficient evidence that any crime was committed.
San Francisco wide receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette, who were also being investigated for the incident, also won't be charged.
The Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office said in a memo released Thursday that tests indicated the woman was not sexually assaulted and other evidence backed up the players' contention that nothing happened.
"No charges, no indication that a criminal act was committed," Ed Griffith, public information officer for the Miami-Dade State Attorney's office, told CSN Bay Area. "She was alleging that she may have been the victim of a sexual assault, and there was no evidence."
A woman who knew Kaepernick made the allegations and said she ended up in the hospital with no memory of how she got there after visiting the three players in a Miami apartment. She also said that she didn't have sex with Kaepernick on the night in question.
"The key issue to really clarify, because a lot of people have been screwing this up are talking about charges being dropped. That's untrue," Griffith confirmed to USA Today Sports.
"Charges were never filed. The woman came to the cops and said she may have been sexually assaulted. So that was viewed as a complaint. She made a complaint and there was basically no evidence that there was a sexual assault. The complaint was investigated and found to be unfounded."
The police had previously released 911 calls that showed a man, reportedly Lockette, called from the apartment saying that the woman wouldn't leave Kaepernick's room.
"I want to report there's a young lady in my friend's bed," the caller said. "He's not here. She's going to wait in his bed. She's not leaving. We asked her to leave. We told her he won't be here tonight. She said she's not leaving until she sees him."
As the call continued, the dispatcher asked if the woman was waiting for her boyfriend, "He's not her boyfriend. (Inaudible.) But he's not here so she went and got in bed naked, and said she's staying there until he got back."
Kaepernick consistently denied any wrongdoing.
Earlier this month, the 49ers signed Kaepernick to a six-year contract extension that could be worth up to $126 million, including a potential record $61 million guaranteed, that will keep him in San Francisco through 2020.
Last year, Kaepernick completed 58.4% of his passes for 3,197 yards with 21 touchdowns and eight touchdowns, in leading the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game for the third straight season.