Colin Kaepernick referred to last month's Miami incident as a "bad circumstance" while speaking Friday at the Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in his childhood hometown, the Modesto Bee reported.

The 49ers' quarterback spoke publicly for the first time since his name surfaced in a Miami police investigation, stemming from an unidentified female's report that she partied April 1 at Kaepernick's apartment before waking up the next day in a hospital.

"It's been put out that I did something wrong," Kaepernick said, according to the Bee. "Even though it's a bad circumstance, a bad situation, I feel like ultimately I've been blessed because it's changed my way of thinking. It's made me stronger.

Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers speaks to the media at the Niners training camp facility in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday,
Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers speaks to the media at the Niners training camp facility in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group) (Gary Reyes)

"It's made me look at things differently."

Kaepernick has been participating in the 49ers offseason program that began April 21. He has not been charged with any crime nor has Miami police stated that any was committed, by Kaepernick or the two players with whom he shared the Viceroy suite, teammate Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette.

Kaepernick told the crowd of over 900 on Friday: "It makes me very happy to know that people are staying behind me the way they have."

Former Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky, a Turlock resident, served as the program's emcee.

Kaepernick will return to the region next month to host his second annual "Against All Odds" charity golf tournament, benefiting Camp Taylor's efforts for children with heart disease. The tournament will be held June 16 at Del Rio Golf and Country Club in Modesto.