Meanwhile, Baalke indicates that Niners will stick by Aldon Smith.
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh hopes for a swift resolution to the investigation regarding Colin Kaepernick, but is confident his reputation will be the only victim.
Kaepernick, along with 49ers receiver Quinton Patton and Seattle Seahawks wideout Ricardo Lockette are understood to be part of an ongoing investigation in Miami for what police have described as a “suspicious” incident.
Police have not named any of the three suspects, and Harbaugh has taken issue with how the incident has been handled in the media as well as the public perception of the case given that no-one has been found guilty of any wrongdoing as of yet.
“At some point there needs to be a resolution to this scenario,” Harbaugh said, as reported by ESPN.
“The only victim in Colin’s case is Colin’s reputation.”
“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 at the 49ers’ facility after a workout for local draft prospects.
“I’ve seen one side reported. I’ve heard the other side and feel very good there’ll be a good resolution, and hopefully a just one, too. I hate to see his reputation be the victim.”
San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke spoke about the situation earlier on Friday and insisted that they will let the investigation play out before making any comment, while the 49ers quarterback has reported back to duty for voluntary workouts this week.
Kaepernick has previously taken to Twitter in order to dismiss the story, but along with various other off-field issues so far this off-season, the 49ers will be glad to get back to training and focus their minds on the season ahead.
Meanwhile, Baalke also insisted that the organisation will not “toss people out” in relation to Aldon Smith, after the 24-year-old was arrested earlier this month for a fake bomb threat as well as facing a felony gun charge and drunken driving.
The 49ers must decide by May 3 whether or not to exercise a $9.75m option on Smith for the 2015 season, and while reports have claimed that the team aren’t willing to do so, Baalke seemed to suggest that the franchise is still considering its options but don’t necessarily throw players out.