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From KIRO 7: Jim Lambright charged with assault in domestic violence case

Our news partners at KIRO 7 have the details of the fourth-degree assault/domestic violence charge filed against former Washington football coach Jim Lambright in Snohomish County court.

The charge stems from a mid-June arrest at Lambright's home, during which the former UW coach was accused of assaulting his adult granddaughter in an attempt to remove her from his house.

From KIRO:

Jim Lambright, the former University of Washington football coach who also was defensive coordinator during the team's 1991 national championship, has been charged with fourth-degree assault after a domestic violence investigation.

Lambright, 72, was charged earlier this month. He had been booked into jail the morning of June 19 and was released later that day.

Booking is required in a domestic violence case.

Lambright’s wife of 34 years, who told police she witnessed her husband’s alleged assault on their granddaughter, told police that the former coach “has consistently pushed and shoved her over the course of their marriage,” according to a probable cause document. Lambright’s wife “stated that she is truly a battered wife, both physically and verbally.”

When a Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputy went to Lambright’s home, the former coach told the deputy that he had two sons in the house.

His granddaughters often stop by to see their parents, and Lambright was allegedly frustrated with their attitude and did not see their reason for visiting often.

“Lambright stated he was sick of their attitude, and he asked his granddaughter to leave,” the deputy wrote in the probable cause document. “Lambright stated that she had refused. Lambright stated that he had grabbed his granddaughter by the arms to force her out of the residence. He stated that she was not harmed, and did not understand why we were being called.”