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Jim Harbaugh: Colin Kaepernick's reputation victimized

Sticks up for QB amid allegations. Jason Butt

Print This April 26, 2014, 12:36 PM EST

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh defended quarterback Colin Kaepernick in wake of recent allegations that he was a part of a suspicious incident in Miami earlier in April.

Kaepernick, along with 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette were with a woman earlier the night of April 3, before she ended up at a hospital with no recollection of how she got there. She admitted to drinking with the three football players.

But after hearing Kaepernick's side of the story, Harbaugh said he believed the franchise's start quarterback will be cleared when it's all said and done.

"The only victim in Colin's case is Colin's reputation," Harbaugh told The Sacramento Bee.

Neither Kaepernick, Patton or Lockette have been charged. Miami police have deemed the matter "suspicious." The Bee reports that Kapernick left the hotel suite that all three football players and the woman were shortly after her arrival. Lockette reportedly called police twice to try and help get the woman to leave the hotel, though Kaepernick was not there at that point.

Harbaugh told the newspaper that there are two sides to every story and hinted that Kaepernick didn't receive a fair shake in the story's coverage.

"The other side still remains to be told," Harbaugh said. "Looking at the Colin Kaepernick situation, at some point there needs to be a resolution to some of this jump-the-gun, witch-hunt scenario that we're seeing."

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