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Michael Crabtree will not face charges in sexual assault case

January 26, 2013|By Dan Loumena
  • 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree gains yardage after making a reception against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half of the NFC championship game on Sunday.
49ers receiver Michael Crabtree gains yardage after making a reception… (John Amis / EPA )

Michael Crabtree, who helped the San Francisco 49ers win the NFC championship game last week, will not face criminal charges "at this time" after an alleged sexual assault following a playoff victory two weeks ago over the Green Bay Packers.

San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon said "the San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit completed and submitted a thorough investigation of the allegations against Michael Crabtree" and that Gascon's office would not file charges "at this time."

Crabtree, a 25-year-old receiver, and the 49ers will play the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Trent Baalke, 49ers general manager, said the team is pleased that no charges have been filed.

“Michael and the team can now put this behind us and move forward,” Baalke said in a statement.

Crabtree, who is 6-foot-2 and weighs 215 pounds, had 85 receptions for 1,105 yards and nine touchdowns this season, all career bests. The fourth-year receiver had nine catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns in the 45-31 victory over the Packers.

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