Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is being investigated by police in Bellevue, Washington, after an “allegation of an assault and personal property damage,” according to a statement from the Bellevue Police Department.
Lynch has not been arrested or charged, and police say they have not determined whether Lynch was actually involved in the incident.
“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,” police said in a statement. “No arrests have been made. There is no further information available at this time.”
Police have not gone into detail about the nature of the allegation, but they did say it was over an incident at an apartment building early on Sunday morning, and that “no domestic violence or sexual assault was involved in the allegation.” The only information police have released about the alleged victim is that she is female.
Lynch has been in trouble with the law before, including a 2008 guilty plea to hit and run, a 2014 guilty plea to reckless driving as the resolution to a DUI arrest, and a 2009 guilty plea to misdemeanor weapons charges, the latter of which resulted in a three-game suspension to start the 2009 season. Lynch reported to Seahawks camp on July 31 after a brief holdout resulted in the Seahawks agreeing to increase his 2014 base salary.