Marshawn Lynch was apparently arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence this last weekend in the Oakland, California area. While there aren’t many details available on the incident, it has been reported that Marshawn was pulled over around 3am taken to jail, tested via Breathalyzer and failed. We will have to wait and see how his court date goes next month before we start judging him… but c’mon man… call a Taxi, or Limo… or a buddy. You’re just got a $31 million contract from the Hawks, call a freaking helicopter if you want, just don’t drink and drive! Lynch has already been suspended 3 weeks in the past for violation of the Leagues behavior policy by Rodger Goodell. There was the incident where he was busted in a smoke-filled Mercedes with a semi-auto handgun, and the incident where he was driving and hit a pedestrian outside a bar and drove off.
Along with the behavioral issues, it was rumored that Lynch showed up to VMAC for OTA’s “noticeably overweight.” This could be the nightmare of every team and fan base… a guy gets his big contract extension and gives up… the fire just isn’t there anymore. I am holding off on judging him until he gets his day in court, but it doesn’t look good… if guilty, he will almost certainly be facing another suspension, this time as a repeat offender.
nwsportsjunkies.com was able to obtain footage of Marshawns driving, and can be seen swerving recklessly below: