According to a written police statement, the alleged assault took place early Sunday morning in a San Francisco hotel, after the 49ers playoff win over the Green Bay Packers.
Crabtree, who has not been charged or arrested, has fully cooperated with the Special Victims Unit of the San Francisco Police Department, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Crabtree has been interviewed by police with his attorney present and has agreed to make himself available for future questioning.
After the investigation has been completed by the Specials Victims Unit, they will turn their findings over to the district attorney’s office, where they will decide if any charges should be filed.
“We are aware of the allegation against Michael and understand that he has fully cooperated with authorities,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. “The 49ers take such matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time as the legal process is ongoing. Additional requests for comment should be directed to Michael’s attorney.”
Crabtree’s attorney has yet to be identified.
The 25-year-old Crabtree made the trip to Atlanta with the 49ers as they prepare to play the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. The winner will advance to the Super Bowl.
Crabtree was selected as the 10th overall pick by the 49ers in the 2009 NFL Draft. This season has been his best since entering the league. He has a career-best 1,105 yard receiving, which made him the first San Francisco wide receiver to have more than 1,000 yards in season since Terrell Owens in 2003.
San Francisco is hopeful that Crabtree can have an impressive performance against the Falcons Sunday, which will match or surpass his total against the Packers last week. Crabtree caught two touchdowns and nine receptions for 119 yards.