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, after the team's tryouts for local prospects.
Miami police have spent this month investigating an April 1 incident in which they were called after 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 after 911 calls, believed to have been placed by Kaepernick's friend Ricardo Lockette, a Seattle Seahawks wide receiver. The woman was taken by Miami Fire Rescue to a 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.
General manager Trent Baalke said the incident in Miami hasn't altered the 49ers' course in terms of negotiating a long-term contract with Kaepernick. "To say there's no concern would be a misrepresentation," Baalke said. "We're always concerned. But let's let this thing play out and see where it goes."
Baalke wouldn't set a goal for completing the extension, noting that it takes a "lot of work, thought and engineering."
Kaepernick is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
The 49ers, however, are still discussing whether to pick up a 2015 option on Smith by May 3, Baalke said.
Smith is participating in the offseason training program that began Monday, and he's expected in Santa Clara County Superior Court on Tuesday regarding two other pending cases. Baalke described Smith's mindset as, "Starting to realize the importance of his own accountability."
Regardless of whatever judicial penalty Smith faces, Baalke noted that the star pass rusher could also face league and club discipline. He's not ready to cut ties with the 2011 first-round draft pick, however.
"We're a family. You just don't open the door and toss people out of it," Baalke said. "You continue to work -- until they leave you no choice. That's what we'll continue to do. We're going to continue to work with him, we're going to continue to find ways to support -- not defend. We cannot defend the actions of others."
Baalke and Harbaugh chatted briefly and gave each other a fist bump while watching Friday's tryouts. Harbaugh said the predraft process has been a "great team effort."
Among those who attended but did not participate in the rainy session were Fresno State's Davante Adams -- a top wideout prospect -- and Stanford's Shayne Skov (linebacker), Tyler Gaffney (running back) and Ben Gardner (defensive end). San Jose State receiver Chandler Jones also attended.