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Lawyer: Minnesota Wrestler Grateful To Be Free

Lawyer: Minnesota Wrestler Grateful To Be Free

Associated Press
Created: June 18, 2019 04:20 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Latest on the release from jail of two Minnesota wrestlers who had been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct (all times local):

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2:20 p.m.

A lawyer for a standout University of Minnesota wrestler who was arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct says they're thankful he's been released from jail without charges.

Attorney Christa Groshek says Gable Steveson denies the allegations and continues to maintain his innocence.

Steveson was released Tuesday along with teammate Dylan Martinez. They were arrested Saturday night. A police report gave almost no details of the allegations, and Groshek says she still has little information because the case is still under investigation.

Groshek says that as far as she knows, Martinez does not have an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

She says Steveson is still waiting to hear about his status on the team now that prosecutors have decided not to charge them at this time.

11:50 a.m.

Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct have been released from jail without charges.

The Hennepin County attorney's office said in a statement Tuesday that an investigation of Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez continues, but "no charges can be brought at this time." The office faced a noon deadline for a charging decision.

Martinez and Steveson, one of the nation's top heavyweights and an aspiring Olympian, were arrested over the weekend in an alleged incident early Saturday. A police report gave almost no details of the allegations.

Steveson's attorney, Christa Groshek, said Monday that Steveson was shocked by his arrest and cooperated with police. It isn't clear whether Martinez has an attorney, and possible relatives haven't returned messages left by The Associated Press.

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