In theory, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be enjoying one of the best offseasons of his football career right now. He's coming off another stellar NFL season that featured him leading the Niners to the NFC Championship Game. He stands to sign a pretty sizable contract extension in the coming months. And the 49ers are likely going to be favored to make another deep run in the postseason next year. So things should be on the up and up for Kaepernick. But thanks to a huge off-the-field issue, they're not.
Late last week, TMZ released a report that indicated that Kaepernick is currently being investigated by police in Miami for his role in an alleged sexual assault. And while Kaepernick has come out and said that he is not guilty of any crime in connection with the incident in question, the way that TMZ went about reporting it painted a very negative picture of him. And as a result of it, he's likely going to have to spend most of his offseason fighting off allegations and trying to get people to believe that he's not the kind of guy who would commit a sexual assault.
He's not the only athlete who had his world turned upside down last week, either. No one suffered a blow that was quite as bad as the one Kaepernick sustained. But other sports-related people did have rough weeks as well. From a rapper who had his sports allegiances called into question after the NCAA national championship game to an NBA player who had to tell the world that he wasn't the guy featured in a naked selfie that leaked online, these are the 10 Sports People Who Had a Worse Week Than You.