Marshawn Lynch investigated after assault allegation

AP

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.

109 responses to “Marshawn Lynch investigated after assault allegation

  1. After watching the so called media and TMZ totally blow out of proportion what turned out to be a whole lot of nothing in the Kaepernick “investigation,” I hope people avoid jumping to conclusions before branding Lynch guilty of anything. While I may dislike the Seahawks, I hate to see anyone’s reputation get trashed before all the facts come to light.

    Signed,

    A 49er fan

  2. I’ll beat the Bills haters to it….that’s why they were willing to give him away for a 4th rounder…that combined with him coming of the worst year of his career, contract issues…depth at RB for Buffalo..running people over.. Gun charges…let me know when I should stop…#keeplookingattheBoxScore

  3. Hello “yapping about Pouncey” Seahawks fans! How are you this afternoon?

    Can’t wait to see what you have to say about this.

  4. Now we know why he showed up to camp and tried to collect everything he could early on his contract, makes just too much sense from a business standpoint. The Bills dumped him because he’s a problem & a punk, no way he will ever determine when his career is over. That will happen via a league banning, it’s just a matter of time.

  5. Allegations don’t mean crap to me. In this day of money grabbing by “victims” and attorneys, I need proof!
    … or at a minimum a person should be charged with a crime based on real evidence before it is reported to the whole world.

  6. You can take the kid out of Oakland but ya can’t take the Oakland out of the kid!

    This behavior is A-typical of a Renton Seahawk

  7. Hopefully this turns out like kaeps situation did. There are some crazy people out there, could’ve just been a black guy in a lynch jersey and they accused him haha! Even if it was, 2 game suspension max after this garbage with ray rice.

  8. “Personal property damage”

    So he snatched her phone, broke it and then left without getting physical.

    Ok maybe not but its sounds good!

  9. Whether or not he is guilty of anything remains to be seen but you would think Seahawk players would have learned by now not to hang out in the Greater Bellevue area.

  10. Lynch always was trouble, could never distance himself from “friends”, and lynch always seems to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time. To many of these “run in’s with the law” for them to be random

  11. Master Colin Kaep is not pleased, the Seahawks will be nothing this season and for years to come.

    While the San Francisco 49ers will be World Champions in 2015.

    The Seattle Seahawks will be 1-15.

    Lynch is the biggest bust and is highly overrated.

  12. He’s owed due process but you could see why most football fans are unwilling to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    Prior gun charges, DUI, hit and run, and losing your driver’s license is not resume material for the local boy scouts and he plays on a team with a cheater for a coach, a long list of PED violations, and a couple of low rent characters, this all adds up. So much for the dynasty the PEDhawk fans love to spout.

  13. Something-but we don’t know what-happened somewhere-but we don’t know where-to someone-but we don’t who-that may-or may not involve Lynch-we just don’t know–so….Lynch is obviously guilty!

  14. Just like Kaep , This man is innocent until proven guilty… Thank you 49er fans for keeping this in the proper context. I am a Hawks fan but it takes all 32 teams to make a league! I love them all, just the Hawks more!

  15. Innocent until proven guilty. However, if found guilty my jersey gets set on fire and Lynch will have successfully put himself below Shaun Alexander on my list.

  16. So much for a “Dynasty” lol. Hawks gonna slip this year, I just see it. The kool aid is gone. Last year is history. Damn… Carroll need to make sure his players stay away from the East side.

  17. I have a great idea that the NFL could put into place…..why don’t they just pay the players enough money for them to have a “reasonable” life style during their NFL carrier (maybe $100K a year) and when the player retires he get’s the complete value of the contract he earned during the years he was active plus 3-4% interest. This way they can’t get into trouble or have problems with getting too rich, too soon.

  18. according to the local PD, the accuser went to the police department while it was open, but used the after-hours intercom to report it.

    Sounds legit! Lock him up!

  19. “” Lynch has not been arrested or charged, and police say they have not determined whether Lynch was actually involved in the incident.””

    Way to go Bellevue PD……..top notch work there. You release a statement indicting Lynch & you don’t know if he was even there? LMAO!

  20. More likely there are a couple of Bellevue cops that are whiner fans….

    Also these speaks volumes of the BPD… They have a descritiption of a huge black guy that ran from the scene so they automatically think it is Lynch?

    This is not like Smith who was caught red handed with fully auto weapons or Culiver still drunk after his DUI mow down case.

    Leave Lynch Alone…. Just cause your life sucks doesnt mean you need to be harassing a superstar.

  21. Top-3 RB in the NFL.
    Loved in his Seattle community.
    Loved in his Oakland community.
    Gives back substantially to both communities.
    Loved by fans.
    Loved by coaches.
    Runs tougher than anyone else in the league.
    Is as nice of a person, in-person as any player you’ll ever meet.
    Makes other teams’ fans terribly jealous (obviously).

  22. When is he, and other pro athletes, going to stop getting involved with women who push and drive them into a corner until they crack and have no way to react other than with anger. Women are the instigators of half of these incidents.

  23. “allegation of an assault and personal property damage”

    I heard the “woman” who reported this is Jim Harbaugh. He just couldn’t handle Marshawn assaulting his team anymore.

  24. Incident at 2:30 on a Saturday night?

    Sounds like somebody didn’t feel they got what they thought they’d paid for

  25. HAHAHAHA where are all the Kap judging Hawks fans now? How quickly they were to convict him for a crime he was never even charged with!

  26. Assault involving a female? Whew, Seahawks fans can sleep easy knowing that the worst case scenario is that he’ll get 2 games max. Best case scenario is that this is something like the Kaepernick situation earlier in the summer.

  27. how many times does he have to do these things before he is finally put in jail for the good of the public. probably within a week of retiring.

  28. “More likely there are a couple of Bellevue cops that are whiner fans….

    Also these speaks volumes of the BPD… They have a descritiption of a huge black guy that ran from the scene so they automatically think it is Lynch?

    This is not like Smith who was caught red handed with fully auto weapons or Culiver still drunk after his DUI mow down case.

    Leave Lynch Alone…. Just cause your life sucks doesnt mean you need to be harassing a superstar.”

    The utter ignorance in this comment is astounding.

    1. They didn’t assume their suspect was Marshawn Lynch based on seeing a big black guy run from the scene. The woman making the allegation told them it was Lynch. Whether that is true or not remains to be seen.

    2. Aldon Smith was most definately not caught with “fully auto weapons.” Fully automatic weapons (machine guns) are VERY tightly regulated and its such an extreme hassle to get them in any part of the country that most people don’t bother. Aldon Smith got in trouble for owning several types of semi-automatic rifles that are legal in pretty much the whole country (he bought them legally in Arizona) except liberal havens like California.

    Try to be a little more informed before you comment next time.

  29. Another NFL Jerk-off who thinks he can do no wrong. Perhaps one day he will end inside a prison and see how that feels – ouch! His behaviors and antics are those of a spoiled ego maniacal abd narcissistic child. The boy is a role model? No way.

  30. FFS, innocent until proven guilty, and investigated isn’t even charged.
    I don’t like Lynch, the Seahawks, or their irritating fans, but people, including the media, need to shut up about things until real charges are filed.

  31. After watching the so called media and TMZ totally blow out of proportion what turned out to be a whole lot of nothing in the Kaepernick “investigation,” I hope people avoid jumping to conclusions before branding Lynch guilty of anything. While I may dislike the Seahawks, I hate to see anyone’s reputation get trashed before all the facts come to light.

    Signed,

    A 49er fan
    ——————————————–

    Exactly. And we will take the high road on this one and wait until the facts are presented without jumping to judgement on Lynch.

    Signed,

    A fellow 49ers fan

  32. Hypocrites of the Seahawks fan base unite! Unite in your reserve in rush to judgement and pray Marshawn doesn’t get the Aldon Smith treatment by the media. Never mind they both have multiple DUIs and felony gun charges they had to deal with. Why he isn’t facing the same (6-8) game suspension Aldon Smith is a mystery to me. Perhaps the league doesn’t like bad press on recent Super Bowl winners. That would explain why Lynch got no suspension for his 2nd DUI and Ray Rice a 2 game suspension for knocking his girl out cold. I guess it’s OK to drive drunk and beat women as long as you’re not wearing red and gold on Sundays.

  33. Goldbear449fan

    You wrote, “Never mind they both have multiple DUIs and felony gun charges they had to deal with. ”

    Not true. Lynch has no DUIs, never found guilty of DUI and he was right at the legal limit, not like he was drunk. Also never convicted of felony gun possession. A gun in a back pack in your trunk, most states not a crime at all. He was convicted of a misdemeanor gun charge on possessing a concealed weapon, a ridiculous charge since he technically was not in possession of the gun.

    Oh and the hit in run, not a criminal charge at all it was a civil penalty of $100 fine, no criminal charges ever brought.

  34. gldnbear49erfan says:
    Aug 11, 2014 5:12 PM
    Hypocrites of the Seahawks fan base unite! Unite in your reserve in rush to judgement and pray Marshawn doesn’t get the Aldon Smith treatment by the media. Never mind they both have multiple DUIs and felony gun charges they had to deal with. Why he isn’t facing the same (6-8) game suspension Aldon Smith is a mystery to me. Perhaps the league doesn’t like bad press on recent Super Bowl winners. That would explain why Lynch got no suspension for his 2nd DUI and Ray Rice a 2 game suspension for knocking his girl out cold. I guess it’s OK to drive drunk and beat women as long as you’re not wearing red and gold on Sundays.
    __________

    Hey Pal…sorry, but you’ve got more than Aldon Smith. You’ve got Aldon Smith, Chris Culliver, Ahmad Brooks, Quinton Patton. And the problem with Aldon Smith isn’t that he got a DUI. It’s that he got like three DUIs, fired guns off a balcony, got into a knife fight and got stupid at the airport. Lynch possessed a gun, got a DUI and is now investigated, but not charged with assault. Apples and Oranges buddy. Not to mention your “standout” linebacker who hits teammates over the head with glass bottles for trying to stop him from killing people on the road. And it’s your coach who decided to say he was “above reproach”. So he put that target on his own back. Enjoy. Oh…and you need a real quarterback if you’re ever going to win the big one.

  35. Red and gold? More like red and brown. Brown as in San Francisco’s landscape. I’m sorry it’s so dry there.

  36. thereisfootballwestofjersey says:
    Aug 11, 2014 2:34 PM
    You can take the kid out of Oakland but ya can’t take the Oakland out of the kid!

    This behavior is A-typical of a Renton Seahawk

    —————————-

    when did the seahawks start playing their games in renton? if so I’ll support the name change, it’s the right thing to do.

  37. I never said Lynch was convicted of the two DUIs and felony gun charges. I said he was charged (faced prosecution for our discussion) with these crimes. They were reduced to misdemeanors just as Aldon Smith’s were. The only difference is Smith is facing (6-8) weeks suspension and Lynch is not. I didn’t mention the hit and run, but thanks for reminding me.

  38. Do a little research before you go listing offenses… “like 3 DUIs?” When? Lynch and Smith have almost identical rap sheets. I’ll trade you one false bomb threat for a hit and run though…

  39. Lynch is a glorified Charles White, he has done nothing with this tea, during the Super Bowl media examining, he should his self worship and arrogance.

    He is pure poison that is going to destroy the Hawks and they are too stupid to realize it. He is nothing like the classy and productive Frank Gore.

    The Seahawks are a flash in the plan, the 49ers will get back on track and destroy this midget of a franchise.

    San Francisco 15-1

    Seattle 2-14

  40. Adderall… Nah, that’s a Dick Sherman and his Legion of Goons thing. Marshawn just got in beast mode off the field for a minute. Take heart Speedhawks fans. This will all go away the way all his crimes do.

  41. “The Bellevue Police Department issued this press release:

    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.
    ————–

    Sounds a wee bit suspicious that it took 12 hours to make the allegation. Maybe a woman scorned?

  42. The 2012th man are nothing but bandwagon hypocrites. They were quick to jump on kaepernick but when something similar happens to PEDmode he’s 100# innocent. Last time I checked lynch was the one with the rap sheet (guns, drugs, and DUIs) not kaepernick. Maybe Pete the Cheat can fix this one for his team to.

  43. UH OH LOOKS LIKE A SEAHAWKER IS GETTING INVESTIGATED.

    THIS YEARS SUPERBOWL WILL BE WON BY THE 49ERS!!

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