Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/10/14

INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 01: Michael Crabtree #15 of the San Francisco 49ers runs the pattern during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 1, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 18-14. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree is starting in the NFC championship game against the Atlanta Falcons after he was interviewed in connection with an alleged sexual assault. The alleged assault occurred in a San Francisco hotel room last Sunday. Atlanta defensive end John Abraham is starting Sunday after he was limited through the practice week with a sore left ankle. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux, who was questionable with a shoulder injury, also is starting. Cornerback Christopher Owens (hamstring) is active for the first time since Dec. 22. Strong safety William Moore (right hand) and linebacker Stephen Nicholas (foot) are starting. Among the 49ers' inactive players are linebacker Cam Johnson and safety Trenton Robinson. Running back Frank Gore (knee) and linebackers Patrick Willis (shoulder) and Aldon Smith (shoulder) are starting.
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