SAN FRANCISCO -- A lawyer for San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree released a statement Saturday saying that "we have confidence in the process" after the star player was accused of sexual assaulting a woman in a San Francisco hotel.
Crabtree, who is in Atlanta with the team in advance of Sunday's NFC Championship Game, was questioned by detectives from the San Francisco Police Department's Special Victims Unit this week. Crabtree's lawyer, Joshua Bentley of San Carlos, was present at the questioning.
Bentley's statement also said that Crabtree cooperated with investigators and would continue to do so throughout the investigation. San Francisco police said Friday that Crabtree had agreed to meet with them as needed for further questioning.
"Out of respect and integrity for the process," Bentley's statement concludes, "we have no further comment at this time."
Police said in a statement Friday that the alleged assault occurred in the early morning of Jan. 13 at a San Francisco hotel, hours after the 49ers defeated the Green Bay Packers in a divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park.
A team statement issued Friday evening after the investigation became public said that the 49ers "take such matters very seriously" and would not be commenting further.
Crabtree was drafted by the 49ers out of Texas Tech University in 2009.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the SFPD Special Victims Unit at 415-553-9225, the Anonymous Tip Line at 415-575-4444, or to send a text message to TIP411 and begin the message with "SFPD".