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Lynch investigated in assault allegation

Police in Bellevue, Wash., are investigating whether Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was involved in an assault and damage of personal property.

The Bellevue Police Department released a statement Monday morning saying that the incident took place around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and that Lynch is alleged to have been involved. Bellevue police said they have not been able to verify Lynch's involvement but are investigating.

The incident was reported by the female victim about 12 hours after it took place at a downtown Bellevue apartment. Police say there was no domestic violence or sexual assault involved in the allegation. Bellevue police spokesman Seth Tyler told the Seattle Times there was no further information, adding "this is only an allegation. We haven't even verified that he was involved."

Tyler said authorities will discuss the matter with Lynch as soon as they can.

The Seahawks did not return a message seeking comment.

MANZIEL DENIES RIFT: Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was taken by surprise by safety Donte Whitner's comments that the locker room was split 50-50 between Manziel and Brian Hoyer at quarterback.

"I don't feel any rift like that or anything going on in the locker room," Manziel said. "As far as my end, I think they see two guys coming out playing football and competing as well as everybody else out on the field competing. … I don't really know if there's an exact split like that. It's not something I'm really aware of right now."

In other Browns news, tight end Jordan Cameron was on the practice field after missing a week with a shoulder injury and said talks on a new contract were "going well." Cameron is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

JETS AILING: Dee Milliner, the Jets' top cornerback, has a sprained left ankle that could sideline him for a few weeks. He was injured during practice Sunday, about half an hour after cornerback Dexter McDougle tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending his season.

TITANS SEND MESSAGE: Coach Ken Whisenhunt and receivers coach Shawn Jefferson tried to send a message to receiver Justin Hunter. Instead of his name, Hunter found "J A G" on the back of his practice jersey, for "Just Another Guy." "I forgot to convert a route, and they expect me not to do that," Hunter said. "So they got after me on that one. The next day I remembered us talking about it. I didn't think it was serious, and they came in here and got it."

BENGALS: Wide receiver Marvin Jones is expected to miss a few weeks after breaking a bone in his foot during practice Saturday. Surgery was performed to put a pin in his fifth metatarsal.

Cowboys: Starting cornerback Orlando Scandrick was suspended four games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

DOLPHINS: Quarterback Brady Quinn, who recently was hired by Fox Sports, agreed to a deal and plans to report to camp, the NFL Network reported.

TEXANS: Running back Andre Brown, a former Giants starter who signed a one-year deal in the offseason, was released, profootballtalk.com reported.

Lynch investigated in assault allegation 08/11/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 11, 2014 11:49pm]
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