Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Seattle Seahawks sits in front of the media during an availability January 29, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will meet at Super Bowl XLVIII at Metlife Stadium on February 2, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - The Bellevue Police Department has cleared Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch of any wrongdoing after allegations of an assault and personal property damage last weekend.
Bellevue PD's Public Information Officer Seth Tyler released a statement Wednesday night clearing Lynch of any wrongdoing in the matter.
"The Bellevue Police Department has determined that Marshawn Lynch was not involved in this incident in any way. This case remains an open and active investigation. We appreciate the cooperation we have received from Mr. Lynch and the Seahawks organization during this investigation."
A female victim accused Lynch of assault and personal property damage stemming from an alleged incident that occurred at 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Bellevue Police issued a statement Monday that they were investigating Lynch to determine whether he was involved in the incident.
The Seahawks released a statement Tuesday backing Lynch that stated: "While we maintain the utmost respect for the investigative process, after speaking with Marshawn, we are comfortable these accusations are bogus.”
The Bellevue Police said Tuesday they had made significant progress in investigating the matter and were "committed to bringing this investigation to a quick resolution."
Now the Seahawks and Lynch can focus their full attention back to the field, where Lynch could see his first action this preseason Friday night against the San Diego Chargers.