After earlier reports surfaced of Seattle Seahawks running back Fred Jackson drag racing before his crash, police have said there is no evidence of drag racing involved.
There appears to be finally some clarity to the incident near the Seattle Seahawks’ practice facility today that left Fred Jackson’s car mangled and Jackson reportedly hospitalized.
After it was initially reported that Jackson along with Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch were drag racing each other after practice, it now sounds like there wasn’t any drag racing involved and just Jackson had issues leaving the practice facility while Lynch and others came to the aid of their teammate.
According to the local police spokesman, there appears to not be any evidence to show that either Lynch or Jackson were drag racing after practice.
"“There is no evidence he was drag racing anyone. He was leaving the facility, and he was clearly driving too fast when he hit a street sign.”"
Despite the fact that his car suffered a lot of damage, the good news is that Jackson is apparently fine and wasn’t hurt in the wreck.
To make sure everyone knows that he is okay and that there was no drag racing going on between him and his teammates, Jackson sent out a tweet to put the whole thing to rest.
Based off what the police have said and Jackson’s tweet, it’s safe to assume at this point he just lost control of his car and wasn’t racing anyone.
As for the Seahawks, this is probably one of the last distractions they wanted. With the team coming off a tough loss, they are preparing for a short week as they go on the road for a big division game against the San Francisco 49ers, as they try to save their season before it gets away from them.