BELLEVUE, Wash. - Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who was accused this week of an assault in Bellevue, "was not involved in this incident in any way," police said Wednesday night.
Team officials said Tuesday that after speaking with Lynch about the allegation, "we are comfortable these accusations are bogus.”
Bellevue police were investigating Lynch for an allegation of assault and damage to personal property at a downtown apartment Sunday. Police said they received the report at 2:20 p.m. -- and the incident happened about 12 hours prior.
A woman said Lynch was the suspect, police said. Investigators said no domestic violence or sexual assault was involved in the allegation.
“While we maintain the utmost respect for the investigative process, after speaking with Marshawn, we are comfortable these accusations are bogus,” the team’s full statement said.
There were no arrests. Lynch was at training camp Tuesday morning in pads and fully participating. Lynch did not take any questions. Head Coach Pete Carroll would not elaborate on the “bogus” statement.
However, part of the Seahawks’ confidence might come down to players being kept under curfew in a team hotel most nights during training camp.
KIRO 7 confirmed the alleged incident happened in the 11100 block of NE 8th Street. There is only one apartment complex in that block range. However, Bellevue Police would not confirm the apartment complex is at the center of the investigation. A BPD spokesman also would not comment on the Seahawks calling the accusations “bogus.”
In June 2008, Lynch pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run in Buffalo, New York. He lost his license. After pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge near Los Angeles in March 2009, Lynch had to complete 80 hours of community service.
In February 2014, Lynch pleaded guilty to reckless driving, which ended an Oakland DUI case. He also received two years of probation.