The Bellevue Police Department is investigating an allegation of assault and personal property damage involving Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch alleged to have occurred early Sunday morning.
Here is the press release from the Bellevue Police Department:
“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.”
Tyler said the Bellevue Police Department will talk to Lynch as soon as it can.
“We will be reaching out to him yes, absolutely,” he said. He said, however, he did not know when that would occur.
Tyler said there is no timetable for when there will be anything more to release concerning the case.
The Seahawks practiced Sunday at the VMAC and Lynch participated throughout, having what coach Pete Carroll said later was “a very good practice.”
Lynch held out the first week of Seattle’s training camp before returning after the team agreed to turn $1.5 million in incentives and future pay into base salary for the 2014 season. That raised his base salary for this year from $5 million to $6.5 million.