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Receiver cooperates, offers law enforcement ongoing assistance

  • This photo taken Jan. 12, 2013 shows San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) against the Green Bay Packers in an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in San Francisco. Police in San Francisco say they're investigating a sexual assault allegation involving Crabtree. Police said in a statement released Friday Jan. 18, 2013, that the alleged assault occurred in a city hotel room early Sunday after the 49ers' playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has voluntarily met with police in their investigation into an alleged sexual assault in a hotel after the team's playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers last weekend, his attorney said Saturday.

"Michael fully cooperated with the inspectors and will continue to do so throughout this investigation," the attorney, Joshua Bentley, said in a brief statement emailed to The Associated Press.

Bentley provided no additional details and had no further comment.

The statement comes after police said they were investigating a sexual assault allegation involving Crabtree in a San Francisco hotel early Sunday. Crabtree hasn't been detained or arrested, and has agreed to be available for more questions in the future, police said.

The probe is being handled by the department's special victims unit. When the investigation is done, the findings will be forwarded to the district attorney's office, which decides if charges should be filed, police said.


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