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Controversy seems to find Marshawn Lynch

Just when everyone thought all the controversy involving Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was over, a much more serious situation than a contract dispute has surfaced.

News broke Monday Lynch is under investigation by the Bellevue, Washington, Police Department over an alleged assault and property damage claim from an incident early Sunday morning.

The police say they don't even know if Lynch was involved. No arrests have been made.

The Seahawks players were off Monday, but return to the practice field on Tuesday morning, the final public practice session of training camp. No doubt questions will come from reporters, trying to get a team comment on the pending investigation.

Lynch will not speak to reporters, since he never does unless he is required to do so by the NFL.

So Lynch continues to be an off-the-field story the Seahawks will have to address at some point if he was in fact involved in the alleged incident.

He was the No. 1 topic before camp began and during his eight-day holdout when he wanted changes to his contract.

The Seahawks put that issue to bed by giving Lynch small concessions to his deal, upping his guaranteed money this season from $5 million to $6.5 million, but giving him no new money. Team sources said Lynch wanted an additional $5 million, basically his entire 2015 salary, up front.

He didn't get it, because it's likely Lynch will become a salary-cap casualty after this season. But Lynch returned and all was well, at least on the surface, until we heard the news on Monday.

He actually had his best day of camp on Sunday, going full speed in practice and looking like the dominant runner he has been the last three and half seasons.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made a point of praising Lynch's effort and saying how he came to camp in good shape.

Maybe these allegations prove to be false and everything will return to normal. Or as normal as it gets with Lynch, a man who seems to find controversy in one form or another.