SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Police in San Francisco said Friday they are investigating a sexual assault allegation involving 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
Police said in a written statement that the alleged assault occurred in a city hotel room early Sunday, after the 49ers' playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers.
Crabtree has been interviewed with his attorney present and has cooperated with the probe, the statement said. The receiver hasn't been detained or arrested, and he agreed to be available for more questions in the future.
Authorities didn't release any further details.
49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said the team is aware of the allegations.
''The 49ers take such matters very seriously,'' he said in a statement. ''We will have no further comment at this time as the legal process is ongoing.''
San Francisco is preparing to play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game on Sunday. The winner goes to the Super Bowl.
The 49ers said Crabtree made the trip to Atlanta. The team referred all other questions about the matter to Crabtree's attorney, who was not immediately identified.
If Crabtree did what he could end up being formally accused of doing, Crabtree will be facing a problem with Harbaugh. “He said that we can do anything in the world and we can come and talk to him and he’ll forgive us except put our hands on women,” safety Donte Whitner said last year. “If you put your hand on a woman then you’re done in his book. So other than putting your hands on women, you can do anything and come talk to him, and it’s true.”
Devil inside, devil inside, every single one of us, the devil inside.
Honestly though, it's impossible to know in cases like these, and it's terrible for both the athletes and the women involved. Because of women crying wolf, nobody takes them seriously when it happens... and because of the severity of the accusation, the athlete is always dragged through the mud regardless of the facts.