InterMat Wrestling – Minnesota wrestlers Steveson, Martinez released from jail without charges, investigation continues

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Gable Steveson gets his hand raised after placing third at the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Beshey, The Guillotine)

Two University of Minnesota wrestlers — Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez — who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct this weekend were released from jail in Minneapolis without charges Tuesday.

The Hennepin County attorney’s office said in a statement Tuesday that an investigation of Steveson and Martinez continues, but “no charges can be brought at this time.” The office faced a noon deadline (Central time) for a charging decision. The county attorney’s office will review the evidence against the two with Minneapolis Police Department over the next 90 days.

The two Golden Gopher wrestlers were arrested on Saturday.

The Minneapolis police report indicated that the two wrestlers sexually penetrated a victim with an object and the person received treatment at the hospital. According to the Star Tribune, the St. Paul Police Department released a transcript of the 911 call that came to them Saturday. A male caller told police that his female friend “seems to be sexually assaulted and is not OK. She left with a couple guys and she is absolutely bawling her eyes out and doesn’t know what happened …”

Steveson, the nation’s No. 1 wrestling recruit in the Class of 2018, was an All-American as a true freshman for the Gophers, placing third in the nation at heavyweight. Last month, Steveson won the World Team Trials Challenge Tournament to reach Final X. He then fell to two-time world bronze medalist Nick Gwiazdowski at Final X on June 8 at Rutgers.

Martinez transferred to Minnesota from Fresno City College where he was a two-time California community college champion.

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