Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is under investigation after a “female victim” accused him of assault and property damage, Bellevue, Washington, police said Monday. The 28-year-old NFL star has not been charged with a crime.
“On Aug. 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 Aug. 10. The female victim alleged that the suspect was Marshawn T. Lynch,” police said in a statement.
The unnamed female victim’s allegation did not include any claims of sexual assault or domestic violence, the statement said. Lynch was not arrested, and police in Bellevue have yet to confirm he was actually involved in any incident, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.
“This is only an allegation. We haven’t even verified that he was involved,” Bellevue police spokesman Seth Tyler told the Seattle Times.
Lynch has had several brushes with the law. He was arrested in 2009 after authorities discovered a semiautomatic pistol in his car during a traffic stop. After the incident, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the first three games of the 2009 season. Lynch was arrested in 2012 on suspicion of DUI. He pleaded guilty to a count of reckless driving and was sentenced to two years probation.
A crucial part of the Seahawks team that won a Super Bowl in 2014, Lynch held out of the first week of Seattle’s training camp this summer as part of a contract dispute. He ended his holdout after the Seahawks agreed to increase his base salary from $5 million to $6.5 million, the Seattle Times said.
Lynch has played for the Seahawks since 2010. He amassed 1,257 rushing yards and led the NFL with 12 rushing touchdowns last season.