A spokesman for the Bellevue Police Department said an investigator will be contacting Marshawn Lynch to discuss whether the Seahawks running back was involved in an alleged assault early Sunday in the Seattle suburb.
“We are going to be reaching out and talking to him, yes,” Bellevue Police Department public information officer Seth Tyler told The News Tribune on Monday.
That was a couple hours after Tyler released a statement stating Lynch had been accused by a woman of assault.
“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,” the Bellevue PD’s statement began.
“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.”
Reached later, Tyler said the investigating officer had just received the case Monday morning, so the department would not speculate how long the investigation might take or when it might “reach out” to Lynch.
Tyler said his department will release a statement of its findings once it completes its investigation.
After not making the trip to Denver for the team’s exhibition opener Thursday and the team’s off days Friday and Saturday, Lynch practiced with the Seahawks on Sunday. It was his most action of training camp, to which he reported late two weeks ago following a short contract holdout. Coach Pete Carroll said he was going to decide later this week when Lynch would make his exhibition season-game debut.
The Seahawks’ players were off from practicing. Monday. They are due back on the field Tuesday morning.