Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is under investigation for allegations of property damage and assault of a woman, but the defending Super Bowl champions are convinced the allegations are completely “bogus.”
“While we maintain the utmost respect for the investigative process, after speaking with Marshawn, we are comfortable these accusations are bogus,” the team said in a statement issued Tuesday via Pro Football Talk.
Lynch has not been arrested or charged with any crime as the Bellvue Police Department investigates the claims from the alleged victim whether Lynch was even present at the scene of a downtown apartment in the early morning hours on Sunday.
This is a strong stance to take by the organization compared to the standard lines of, “we are aware of the situation involving our player and we will wait to comment until we have more information and complete our investigation.”
That is the typical statement you see released when a player is involved in a situation like Lynch finds himself in, so while the police department continues their investigation, the Seahawks are convinced nothing will come of these bogus claims and they won’t have to worry about their Pro Bowl running back missing any time.
Lynch held out for the first week of training camp as he sought a new contract. He received some more guaranteed money that his previous deal called for and ended his holdout to return to help the Seahawks in their Super Bowl defense.
Stay tuned to FanSided for this developing story see if the police concur with the Seahawks and find these allegations to be bogus as well.