Seahawks say Lynch accusation ‘bogus’

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks said accusations star running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property are “bogus.”

In a statement Tuesday morning the team said it has “the utmost respect for the investigative process,” but after speaking with Lynch the Seahawks concluded the allegations were without merit.

The Bellevue Police Department released a statement Monday saying the alleged incident took place around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and Lynch is alleged to have been involved. Bellevue police are investigating.

The incident was reported by a female about 12 hours after it allegedly took place at a downtown Bellevue apartment. Police said there was no domestic violence or sexual assault involved in the allegation.

The police department had no new information to release Tuesday.

“We have a full-time detective working this case and that detective has made significant progress in investigating these allegations fully and thoroughly,” police public information officer Seth Tyler said in an email.

Head coach Pete Carroll didn’t offer much further comment on the matter.

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