Seahawks' Lynch under investigation

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs with the football during the first quarter of...

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch runs with the football during the first quarter of their NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Seattle, Washington, December 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Robert Sorbo)

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is under investigation over an alleged assault and personal property damage claim, police in Bellevue, Wash., said Monday.

The Bellevue Police Department said in a release that the 28-year-old Lynch was accused by an unspecified female victim over an alleged incident at a downtown Bellevue apartment unit at 2:30 a.m. PT Sunday.

The case does not involve domestic violence or sexual assault, police said. Police said they are still gathering facts. No arrests have been made.

Here is the press release from the police:

"On August 10, 2014, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Bellevue Police Department received an allegation of an assault and personal property damage at a downtown Bellevue apartment unit. The incident was alleged to have occurred at 2:30 a.m. on August 10. The female victim alleged that the suspect was Marshawn T. Lynch. No domestic violence or sexual assault was involved in the allegation. The case has been assigned to a detective and is an active investigation. The Bellevue Police Department is in the process of gathering the facts of this alleged incident, including verifying whether or not Mr. Lynch was in fact involved. No arrests have been made. There is no further information available at this time."

Bellevue Police Department spokesman Seth Tyler said there is no further information at this time and reiterated that "this is only an allegation. We haven't even verified that he was involved," according to the Seattle Times.

Lynch participated throughout Sunday's practice, having what coach Pete Carroll said later was "a very good practice."

Lynch missed the first eight days of training camp after holding out for changes in his contract, which is starting the third year of a $30 million deal.

Lynch returned after the Seahawks added $500,000 from 2015 salary to his 2014 money, along with guaranteeing $1 million in bonus incentives for 2014. That has raised his 2014 base salary from $5 million to $6.5 million.

The Seahawks return to practice Tuesday.

 

 


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