The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday called accusations of assault and property-damage against Marshawn Lynch “bogus.” On Monday, Bellevue, Wash., police revealed they were investigating Lynch’s possible involvement in events that reportedly happened early Sunday morning, just about eight hours before Lynch showed up for his first preseason practice with the team.
“While we maintain the utmost respect for the investigative process, after speaking with Marshawn, we are comfortable these accusations are bogus,” the Seahawks said in a team statement (via the Seattle Pilot-Intelligencer).
Police have made it clear that no charges have been filed against Lynch and, at this point, are still investigating whether or not he was even involved in the alleged incident.
“This is only an allegation,” police spokesperson Seth Tyler told the Seattle Times. “We haven’t even verified that [Lynch] was involved.”
While the Seattle Seahawks believe in their star running back, Lynch has given those around him cause for concern in the past. He had run-ins with the law in both 2009 and 2012. The first was on a handgun charge and the second was connected to drunk driving. He resolved both by pleading guilty and accepting probation.