BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — The Bellevue, Washington, city attorney’s office says the woman who accused Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch of assault in August has been charged with making a false statement to a public servant.

The Bellevue Police Department issued a statement in mid-August saying Lynch was not involved.

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The city attorney’s office says 31-year-old Jammie Lynn Ficarelli of Everett was charged Thursday in King County District Court. She had alleged that Lynch assaulted her in a Bellevue apartment and damaged her purse on Aug. 10. It wasn’t known late Friday whether Ficarelli was represented by a lawyer. She could not immediately be reached by phone for comment.

Bellevue police determined that Lynch was elsewhere at the time in question.

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Police say that while the woman did have injuries from that night, two witnesses said the injuries were the result of a fall.

The Seattle Times reports that conviction on the gross misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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