The weekend as he was set to play in the NFC Championship game, news broke that Michael Crabtree was the subject of a sexual assault investigation in San Francisco. Since then, Crabtree has made it his business to fully cooperate with police in the investigation and it now seems as though he won’t be charged with anything as a result.
Last week, a woman alleged that Crabtree assaulted her in a hotel room just hours after the 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers a weekend ago. Crabtree immediately denied the allegation, and two other women that were present in the hotel room have stepped forward to back up Crabtree’s story that nobody was attacked.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:
According to a San Francisco law enforcement source, the woman who lodged the allegation was one of three women who joined Crabtree in a party at a room in the tony W Hotel on Third Street.
The other two women have told investigators that Crabtree didn’t assault anyone, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
Police haven’t found any physical evidence of an attack, the source added. It hasn’t been disclosed whether the woman who said she had been victimized went to a hospital to be examined.
It was reported by Adam Schefter over the weekend that the 49ers “highly, highly doubt” Crabtree will be charged in the case. San Francisco police are hoping to wrap the investigation up in the next 10 days, meaning all of this could be squared away by the time Crabtree plays in the Super Bowl on February 3rd.