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Woman who falsely accused Marshawn Lynch may face charges


At a time when the NFL’s new sensitivity to domestic violence and sexual assault may tempt some to make false claims against NFL players, such actions have potential consequences.

The woman who falsely accused Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch of assault could soon be facing those consequences.

Via, the Bellevue Police Department released a statement on Thursday night confirming that Lynch had “no involvement” in the case, and that probable cause exists to believe that the alleged victim violated Washington law that prohibits “making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.” A criminal summons has been sent to the Bellevue city attorney, who will make the final decision on whether to prosecute.

If charged, the person who made the false charge against Lynch will face up to 364 days in prison and a fine of $5,000.