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49ers receiver Michael Crabtree cooperates in sexual assault investigation

San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree drives past Green Bay Packers' Brad Jones for a touchdown in the second quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Jose Luis Villegas)
Michael Crabtree weaved past Green Bay Packers' Brad Jones for a touchdown in the NFC divisional playoff game Jan. 12. (AP)AP

San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree has voluntarily met with police in their investigation into an alleged sexual assault in a hotel after the team’s playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers last weekend, his attorney said Saturday.

‘‘Michael fully cooperated with the inspectors and will continue to do so throughout this investigation,’’ the attorney, Joshua Bentley, said in a brief statement e-mailed to the AP.

Bentley provided no additional details and had no further comment.

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The statement comes after police said they were investigating a sexual assault allegation involving Crabtree in a San Francisco hotel early Sunday. Crabtree hasn’t been detained or arrested, and has agreed to be available for more questions in the future, police said.

The probe is being handled by the department’s special victims unit. When the investigation is done, the findings will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office, which decides if charges should be filed, police said.

Authorities didn’t release any further details.

49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team is aware of the allegations.

‘‘The 49ers take such matters very seriously,’’ he said in a statement.

The 49ers said Crabtree made the trip to Atlanta. The team referred all other questions about the matter to Crabtree’s attorney.

Going to pros in droves

A record 73 underclassmen, including six first-team All-Americans, were approved for the NFL draft.

That number was eight more than last year.

The six All-Americans were safety Matt Elam of Florida, tight end Zach Ertz of Stanford, tackle Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M, defensive end Bjoern Werner of Florida State, linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia, and cornerback Dee Milliner of national champion Alabama.

Several scouts and personnel directors believe Joeckel, Werner, Jones and Milliner could go in the top 10.

NFL draft consultant Gil Brandt, the former general manager of the Cowboys, has Joeckel and Werner as his top two prospects.

Also approved was former LSU cornerback-kick returner Tyrann Mathieu, a 2011 All-American. Mathieu, a one-time Heisman Trophy finalist, was dismissed from the team in August after reportedly failing a drug test.

Alabama running back Eddie Lacy also entered the draft.

In all, 38 schools lost players early.

Coordinating efforts

New Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has turned to a former colleague for his first hire — maybe his most important one. Bradley hired Miami Hurricanes offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch to the same position Saturday, charging him with remodeling one of the league’s worst offenses. The Jaguars ranked 29th in the league in total offense this season . . . The Raiders hired former Jaguars quarterbacks coach Greg Olson as their new offensive coordinator. A person familiar with the hiring confirmed Saturday that Raiders coach Dennis Alle n picked Olson to run the offense. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the move. The hiring was first reported by the Contra Costa Times.

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