49ers “move forward” after Crabtree case is closed

AP

Last week, the 49ers issued a non-statement statement regarding the allegations of sexual assault against receiver Michael Crabtree, vowing to say nothing more while “the legal process is ongoing.”

The legal process no longer is ongoing, so the Niners are talking again.

“We are pleased to learn of the San Francisco District Attorney’s announcement following a thorough review of the matter,” G.M. Trent Baalke said in a statement released by the team.  “Michael and the team can now put this behind us and move forward.”

The fact that charges won’t be filed doesn’t mean Crabtree won’t face civil litigation from the alleged victim.  But that’s something Crabtree won’t have to worry about until after the Super Bowl.  Unless the alleged victim has him served with a summons and complaint at media day in New Orleans.

Which, given the ever-expanding circus that is media day, would sort of make sense.