SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco WR Michael Crabtree voluntarily met with police in their investigation of a sexual assault allegation, his attorney said Saturday.
"Michael fully cooperated with the inspectors and will continue to do so throughout this investigation," Joshua Bentley said in an email to the Associated Press.
The statement came a day after San Francisco police said they are investigating an incident at a San Francisco hotel room early the day after the 49ers win over the Packers in a Nov. 12 division game. Crabtree wasn't detained or arrested.
49ers GM Trent Baalke said the team is aware of the allegation and Crabtree traveled to Atlanta with the team for today's conference title game with the Falcons.
Stadium game: The 21-year-old Georgia Dome hosts its first NFC title game today. The Falcons hope not be too many more will be played there. Owner Arthur Blank wants to build a $1 billion retractable-roof stadium in downtown Atlanta.
One proposal calls for the Falcons to contribute $700 million and the state, via bonds, the remainder. That would require the Legislature to raise the state debt limit, so Blank could face an uphill battle in the Republican-controlled Legislature. And polls show less than a third of state residents support the proposal.
"The Falcons have a strong case in favor of a new stadium," Gov. Nathan Deal, a Republican, said in a statement. "I think it's incumbent on them to educate the public on all the facts."
Good call: The NFL fined 49ers S Dashon Goldson $10,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Packers RB DuJuan Harris. Goldson said he was in the wrong. "It was a good call by the ref," said Goldson, who was penalized. "If it was helmet-to-helmet, good call. But it wasn't late." Goldson has five unnecessary roughness penalties this season. He said he isn't dirty: "I just play football. I don't try to hurt anybody."
Quotable: "Keep questioning. Don't give us the respect until it's all said and done and we've earned it." — Falcons CB Asante Samuel, on being a four-point underdog today.