Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Report: Crabtree sexual assault allegation isn’t holding up

Over the weekend, there were reports that the 49ers doubted that wide receiver Michael Crabtree would be charged with a crime after it broke that police were investigating an accusation of sexual assault against him.

An update on the case from the San Francisco Chronicle does nothing to sow doubt about their doubts. A law enforcement source tells the newspaper that the woman making the allegation against Crabtree was one of three women in the hotel room on the night in question and that the other two women have told police that no assault took place. The source also added that there has been no physical evidence of a crime uncovered at this point.

According to the report, Crabtree has been cooperative with the police while denying any crime was committed after the 49ers beat the Packers earlier this month.

The police are declining the opportunity to comment on the case at the moment, saying only that they are still investigating and that they hope to wrap up the investigation in the next 10 days. That would be right before the Super Bowl, although all suggestions are that Crabtree won’t be charged unless something else comes to light.

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