Gable Steveson warms up prior to the wrestling at a NCAA Big ten tournament in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at the latest. Nationally-ranked University of Minnesota heavyweight wrestler, Gable Steveson and a teammate were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct.
KSTP-TV reports that jail records show Steveson, and Dylan, Who were arrested Saturday, June 15, 2019, at different times and places in Minneapolis, for example. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP)
MINNEAPOLIS – Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who have been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct, were released from jail without charges Tuesday, but the prosecutor said that the investigation is still active.
The Hennepin County attorney’s office said in a statement that it had investigated the allegations against the Gable Steveson, and Dylan Martinez, but that no charges can be brought at this time. However, the investigation remains active, and the prosecuting attorney’s office will continue to work closely with the local police station, investigators and all the evidence that’s coming in the next 90 days.”
Prosecutors are faced with a noon deadline, a charge the men or release them.
Steveson, 19, is one of the nation’s top heavyweights and is an aspiring Olympian, who placed third in this year’s NCAA championship, and Martinez, 21, who is on the team, but not compete in the previous season, was arrested Saturday night after someone reported that she had been raped and went to a hospital for treatment.
The alleged assault happened shortly after 1 p.m. and Saturday, according to a police report released Monday, it was missing a lot of details, including the age and gender of the accuser or the specific details about what allegedly transpired.
Steveson’s attorney, Christa Groshek, has said she is “very grateful to the district attorney’s careful review. He denies the allegations, and he continues to maintain his innocence.” She also added that she is still too little information about the allegations that have been made, because the case is still under investigation.
It’s not clear if Martinez has a lawyer. Groshek said, it is on the basis of the prison’s records, and that’s it. The potential family has not yet returned messages left by The Associated Press.
The university’s athletic department said in a statement over the weekend that it was “aware of a situation in which two of our student-athletes,” and that the two of them have been suspended from all team activity pending further information. The statement did not identify the athletes or their sports. A spokesman for the department did not immediately return a message seeking comment on Tuesday.
Groshek said, Steveson, waiting to hear about his status with the team, and now that the prosecutors have decided that for the time being not to charge at him. But, she said, “he’s got the support of his family, friends and team-mates.
Steveson was a four-time state champion for Apple Valley High School. He had a 35-2 record this season, his first competing for the Gophers. Who is not struggling this season, and has been mentioned as a beware of second-year. He wrestled for the Fresno (California) City College before enrolling at Utah.