In today's edition of 49ers rumors, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke doesn't think that Kaepernick's recent involvement in a "suspicious incident" at a downtown Miami hotel will have any impact on contract negotiations going forward with the star quarterback.
Per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Baalke is cautious but willing to allow all sides of the story to come out before jumping to any conclusions:
“Any time an individual puts himself in a situation that becomes newsworthy, we certainly pay attention to it,” Baalke stated in Maiocco's article. “So to say there’s no concern, that would probably be a misrepresentation of the fact. There’s always concern. But at the same token, let’s let this thing play out and see where it goes.”
In regards to contract talks with Kaepernick, Baalke says that things are right where they were prior to all the media fervor over the goings-on at the Viceroy Hotel in March:
“Nothing’s changed,” Baalke stated. “But at the same token, negotiations of these kind, they’re long. They can be drawn out. They can be very tedious. Like all of these, it takes a lot of work to get theses types of deals done."
“We’re going to work diligently like we said we would. But when that gets done, is there a goal, a timeline? I can’t say that there is.”