The University of Minnesota Police’s investigation following Reggie Lynch’s arrest on suspicion of rape earlier this month continues with no indication of an end date, the Gophers player’s attorney told the Star Tribune on Friday.
Lynch, a 6-9 center who played for Edina High School and transferred to the Gophers after two seasons at Illinois State, was taken into custody on May 8 after an alleged incident that ended early that morning. Lynch was never charged and was released two days later.
Since then, nearly three weeks ago, the investigation has remained ongoing.
Attorney David Valentini – who has represented several other high-profile local athletes – said the UMPD contacted him last week to inform him that the investigators were still probing. He said the defense still has not been given any details as to what the officials are looking into or who they are interviewing.
Asked how long he expects the investigation to stretch, Valentini replied, “No idea.”
Lynch, who was not eligible to play last year due to NCAA transfer rules but was projected to play a major role in next year’s team, remains suspended from team activities indefinitely.