Cal running back Marshawn Lynch has been everything and more on-the-field for the California Golden Bears in college football, and now the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL. He has been dynamic and powerful, bringing much-needed offense to a team that would probably have been far closer to moribund this season if he wasn't bringing his A-game. When on, he's one of the best running backs in the NFL
Off the field though, Marshawn continues to be peppered with minor but not inconsquential incidents that keep on adding up, and will not reflect well on him this offseason. He appears to be in trouble again after another misdemeanor-worthy event. Daniel Jimenez of Bay Area News Group files this report.
NFL star and former Oakland Tech and Cal football player Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday night and taken to Santa Rita Jail, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Lynch, 26, who plays for the Seattle Seahawks, was arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 880 in Oakland, according to CHP spokesman Hector Baiza. Lynch was taken to Santa Rita Jail, where he was cited and released, according to Alameda County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Raymond Kelly.
The five-year NFL veteran was cooperative and submitted to a blood test once he was in custody, Baiza said. Lynch's blood-alcohol level was over the .08 limit, Baiza added, though he declined to specify the exact measurement.
This is Lynch's third incident while in the pros--he struck a pedestrian and lost his driver's license for a time when he was in Buffalo, and he was charged with a misdemeanor for carrying a loaded gun in his car when stopped by police a year later. Expect Lynch to face a suspension this offseason. It could be substantial considering he got three games the last time he got into trouble with the law.
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