Crabtree’s lawyer expresses “confidence” in process


Rarely if ever (but for Al Pacino in And Justice For All) does a lawyer proclaim to the world that his client is guilty.  So it is with that grain of salted truth that we should regard any and all comments ever made by a lawyer about his client.

Including the statement from the lawyer representing 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree, who is accused of sexual assault.

“On Friday, January 18, 2013, Michael Crabtree voluntarily met with the San Francisco Police Department and provided a statement,” Joshua M. Bentley said, via  “Michael fully cooperated with the inspectors and will continue to do so throughout the investigation.  We have confidence in the process.  Out of respect and integrity for the process, we have no further comment at this time.”

The incident allegedly occurred in a San Francisco hotel after the 49ers beat the Packers in the playoffs last Saturday.  The findings of the Special Victims Unit eventually will be presented to the District Attorney.

Crabtree currently faces no formal charges, and he has not been arrested.