Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) carries the ball during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: 49ers put contract talks with Colin Kaepernick on hold due to investigation

The San Francisco 49ers have apparently put contract talks with quarterback Colin Kaepernick on hold due to an investigation he’s involved with in Miami that revolves around the assault of a female victim. While Kaepernick hasn’t been charged with anything and police are refusing to define it as a sexual assault, the Niners aren’t taking their chances and have stopped negotiations for the time being.

Per NFL.com:

Contract talks between the San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick are on hold.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access” that the 49ers have tabled negotiations while police investigate an incident earlier this month at a Miami hotel.

You can never be too careful in the NFL as the likes of Michael Vick and Aaron Hernandez have proven that big contract don’t keep players away from big trouble. While Kaepernick is innocent until proven guilty, the Niners are wise to not make this trying time in Kaepernick’s life about money and football when clearly he needs to answer more pressing questions.

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