SANTA CLARA — Coach Jim Harbaugh expects 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to be cleared of any wrongdoing in a Miami incident that police deemed suspicious.
"Looking at Colin Kaepernick's situation, at some point there needs to be a resolution to some of this jump-the-gun, witch-hunt scenario we're seeing," Harbaugh said Friday, following the team's tryouts for local prospects.
Miami police have spent this month investigating an April 1 incident in which they were called when an unidentified female refused to leave Kaepernick's suite he shared with two other players.
"I've seen one side reported. I've heard the other side," Harbaugh said. "I feel very good there'll be a good resolution, and hopefully a just one, too. I hate to see his reputation be the victim."
Kaepernick, via Twitter, has denied any misconduct. Miami police say he was not present when they arrived at his suite following 911 calls, believed to have been placed by Kaepernick's friend Ricardo Lockette. The woman was taken by Miami Fire Rescue to a local hospital and she filed an incident report with police; no one has been arrested or charged, nor have police stated that any crime has been committed.
"Winston Churchill had a great quote: 'A lie will get halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put on its pants,' " Harbaugh said. "At some point there needs to be a resolution to this scenario. The only victim in Colin's case is Colin's reputation."