After an investigation by the San Francisco Police Department's special victims unit, District Attorney Gascón has determined 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who helped lead the Niners to victory in the NFC Championship Game, will not be facing criminal charges for an alleged sexual assault at the W Hotel earlier this month.
DA Gascón said "the San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit completed and submitted a thorough investigation of the allegations against Michael Crabtree" and no charges would be filed "at this time." It is currently unclear whether that was just an unfortunate way of phrasing the announcement a week before Crabtree is expected to start in the Super Bowl, or if Gascón is still looking into the matter. Either way, Niners GM Trent Baalke said in a statement, "Michael and the team can now put this behind us and move forward."
Crabtree was originally accused of sexual assault after he and three women had a party in a room at the W Hotel on Third Street, following a Niners playoff win against the Green Bay Packers. Those accusations were called into question when two of the women reportedly told investigators that no such assault occurred. For his part, Crabtree scored two touchdowns in the game against Packers.
Previously: 49ers Sexual Assault Report at W Hotel Deemed Shaky