It was reported earlier this week that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was being investigated in relation to assault and property damage accusations that were levied against him by a woman in Bellevue, Washington. 

Authorities have now cleared Lynch of any wrongdoing pertaining to the case (via

The Bellevue Police Department has determined that Marshawn Lynch was not involved in this incident in any way,” the department said in a statement. “The case remains an open and active investigation. We appreciate the cooperation we have received from Mr. Lynch and the Seahawks organization during this investigation.

At the time that officials in Bellevue indicated that Lynch was being investigated, the Seahawks called the claim “bogus.”

That now fully appears to be the case.

As with any off-field situation that involves a professional athlete, there were some that seemed prepared to convict Lynch in the court of public opinion. It has always been our stance here at Sportsnaut to wait for the information to come out before drawing conclusions. And this is one of the primary reasons why we have taken that stance.

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