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Hennepin County Attorney: No charges at this time against Gophers wrestlers

Hennepin County Attorney: No charges at this time against Gophers wrestlers Photo: KSTP

June 18, 2019 05:03 PM

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office is not filing charges against a pair of University of Minnesota wrestlers accused of criminal sexual misconduct.

Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez were arrested Saturday night by Minneapolis police. 

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However, a release from the county attorney's office said, after reviewing the allegations, a determination was been made that no charges can be brought at this time.

The release stresses the investigation remains active and prosecutors will continue to work with Minneapolis police investigators to review any new evidence that comes in over the next 90 days.

In the meantime, Steveson and Martinez, who were both listed on the Hennepin County jail roster, have been released.

Steveson was a four-time state champion wrestler at Apple Valley High School and finished his freshman year at the U of M with a 35-2 record. He finished third in the nation at heavyweight.

Martinez came to the Gophers from Fresno City College in California and was a two-time California community college champion.

On Sunday, following the arrest, a statement from the U of M athletic department said the two wrestlers had been suspended from all team activity pending further investigation.

A follow-up statement Monday said the suspension remains in place, even after the decision of the county attorney's office.

"In light of today's Hennepin County Attorney decision, the suspension will remain in place for both student athletes while the criminal investigation continues, as outlined in the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct," it read,

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