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Marshawn Lynch arrested on suspicion of DUI

Post by Eric Williams on July 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm with 94 Comments »
July 17, 2012 10:54 am

According to a report by the San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday evening morning by the California Highway Patrol.

A team spokesman said the Seahawks are aware of the situation and still gathering information.

According to the report, Lynch, who signed a four-year, $32 million deal to remain in Seattle this offseason, was taken to Santa Rita Jail, where he was cited and released.

This is Lynch’s first incident since joining the Seahawks in a midseason trade with Buffalo in 2010. While playing in Buffalo, the Oakland native had his drivers’ license revoked after pleading guilty to striking a pedestrian outside a bar in Buffalo at 3:30 a.m. and leaving the scene.

Lynch said he was unaware that he struck the individual. He also was suspended by the NFL for three games in 2009 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge.

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  1. SeattleBlue says:

    uh oh…

  2. Soggybuc says:

    SON OF A……..!

  3. bird_spit says:

    I never understand why, with all of the money, don’t these guys have a limo do the driving. What a dumb decision. Hopefully this is not distracting.

  4. Soggybuc says:

    Going to be 3 games minimum, the Turbin is looking like sheer genius now.

  5. I’m guessing 4-8, most likely 4. He’s a repeat offender.

  6. Soggybuc says:

    I meant to say the Turbin pick.

  7. Dukeshire says:

    God damn-it.

    He’s not a repeat drug / alcohol offender. If he were, that would be 4 games, period. But his two previous arrests (one while driving on suspended and clipping a pedestrian) were sober. Repeat offender doesn’t apply here, in the traditional sense.

  8. He’s a repeat violator of the NFL Personal Conduct Policy. Goodell will come down at least 4 games on him.

  9. Dukeshire says:

    Yes, no shit. But the 4 you keep repeating is the mandatory for a second drug/alcohol violation. We can guess all we want, but he’s at the whims of Goddell. It doesn’t have to be 4. Or could be something crazy like 8, as you said. Perhaps it’s simply your wording, but I’m not sure you understand the league’s drug / personal conduct policy.

  10. So now we need to talk about the unknown of Turbin! how will that affect our offense? Good thing Rookie RB can usually fit in just fine!

  11. Soggybuc says:

    That’s the question, fight it tooth and nail hoping to get suspended early next year or just plead guilty so he can be ready for the stretch run this year.

  12. Dukeshire says:

    And before we get too carried away, let’s remember Leroy Hill. That is, let’s get all TE facts before we freak out. (This is directed to myself, mostly…)

  13. Dukeshire says:

    The facts…

  14. Do we know of any repeat offenders that have gotten a lower second suspension than their first suspension?

  15. Dukeshire says:

    You’re presuming suspension. He’s had 2 run ins with the law since then, not including this, with no suspensions. My point is, you are simply guessing and talking out your backside. He may very well get suspended. But please don’t pretend there is a systematic chain of events you understand the commish will take. If this is DUI holds up, Goddell could do nearly anything.

  16. Soggybuc says:

    You are right in one way Duke but the CHP has already stated his preliminary test came back higher than .08 sounds like he’s sunk.
    No pun intended but something smelled funny about Hills latest dust up from the get go.

  17. Dukeshire says:

    I know. It looks bad. But I’m going to hold on to a glimmer until it’s all confirmed. Man, I’m bummed out by this.

  18. You’re wrong Duke – his suspension came AFTER hitting the pedestrian / leaving the scene of the accident AND the weapons charge.

    Lynch is compiling quite a police blotter here and Goodell will nail him for his third offense.

  19. bbnate420 says:

    The CHP saying he was over .08 means jack and s&^t. What else are they going to say since they charged him? Just like they’re going to say that his breath smelled like alcohol, verbal diarrhea, even though alcohol is actually odorless. We need to see what happens in the courts. If true, it is stupid that he didn’t have a driver hired. He can afford it. Probably should have one if he is going to drink at all.

    If convicted, I don’t doubt that Reichsfuhrer Goodell will suspend him at least 3 games. Doubt he’ll get credit for staying out of trouble for awhile.

  20. bird_spit: you are a genius. It makes me sick when anyone gets a DUI (insert tougher laws here), but when a multi millionaire gets one, the guys an IDIOT. Drop him and let him become someone elses problem

  21. Soggybuc says:

    I’m with ya Duke this is a real bummer. way to throw a HUGE monkey wrench into what was a promising looking season Moronshawn!

    Pab’s is right in a way. Goodell has shown an increased willingness to be heavy handed with players. just ask Vilma.

  22. bbnate420 says:

    jrdndd, DUI laws are very tough and they get tougher all the time. How about we actually wait to see what happens in court? Crazy I know, to wait for the evidence! ;-)

  23. DUI are laws are not tough, kill someone drunk, 5 years in jail max. Not tough

  24. Soggybuc says:

    The CHP was well aware that this was a “high profile” person. he was nabbed on a freeway, no question that he was behind the wheel and I highly doubt they would have booked him if the charge was borderline as they well knew this would be a national story.

  25. I wonder if he had his grill on?

  26. bbnate420 says:

    jrdndd, first off, that would be VEHICULAR HOMICIDE, whether or not the person was intoxicated at the time would be an additional charge and factor into the severity of the sentence. Secondly, DUI laws are different in EVERY state! So it seems you don’t know what you’re talking about!

    Soggybuc, How do you know if the officer that arrested him knew who he was? And just because they charged him doesn’t mean he is guilty. The testing process is complicated and things go wrong. Not to mention if the officer made any procedural mistakes. Everyone keep your panties on until he has his time in court. This shouldn’t even be public information until there is a disposition.

  27. HeinieHunter says:

    Get rid of this trouble maker! Three arrests? The Hawks pay him big money and he spits in their face.

  28. bbnate420 says:

    How is this “spitting in their face”? Would you be fired for just being CHARGED with a DUI?

  29. piperfeltcher says:

    No but I would be fired if convicted of a DUI. He deserves to be suspended and at some point the league is going to have to start increasing the suspensions as the players do not seem to be getting the message. What happens the day a repeat offender signs with a team then kills a family driving drunk. I would guess the league and team would get sued for bringing a person who has a complete disregard for the law or anyone elses safety into there community.

  30. bbnate420 says:

    Excuse me, he HAS NOT EVEN BEEN CHARGED YET! Way too early to make a judgement!

  31. bbnate420 says:

    piperfeltcher, that’s just plain retarded! How would a NFL team be any more liable than any other employer??

  32. bbnate420 says:

    And he’s not a repeat offender of DUI. He’s not even a ONE TIME offender. He has not even been charged yet.

  33. Ewalters7354 says:

    Some guys just talk to hear themselves.I have never heard of anyone getting a 4 game suspension for a DUI.I don’t see any need to panic the guy has not been in trouble since joining the Hawks and this is something on average most players encounter.Not smart at all by Marshawn but I don’t think he’s gonna get drilled.

  34. chuck_easton says:

    Bbnate,

    You can defend Lynch all you want but he IS a repeat offender in the eyes of the League. He’s already served a 3 game suspension for conduct detrimental to the league. I expect nothing less than a 4 game suspension.

    He was arrested which means he has already been charged. Now the DAs office will decide whether to pursue those charges in court.

    The arrest alone is enough to put him on Goodells radar.

    These are facts. I make no comment about the person or the charge.

  35. Hitting a pedestrian outside of a bar and not remembering it but pleading guilty to it and now a confirmed DUI charge is the smoke followed by the fire.

    The time bomb just went off.

  36. boycie99 says:

    So our RB is now likely to be suspended for at least 4 games, we dont have a starting QB as yet and our No.1 WR is made of glass.Our No.2 receiver has been let go for being out of shape. Oh add into that a still not perfect O-line…..

    The O is starting to look a little worrying

  37. bbnate420 says:

    Chuck, I’m not really defending Lynch. Just defending due process. Being a lawyer I would think that you could understand that. And I never said that he wasn’t a repeat offender in the eyes of the league. It’s obvious Reichsfuhrer Goodell doesn’t give a s%^t about due process. I said that he wasn’t even a ONE TIME DUI offender in reference to piperfeltcher’s comment. Seems you didn’t read my post very thoroughly.

    From Dany O’Neill: “There was no indication if Lynch has been formally charged.” I could be wrong but, I thought someone wasn’t formally charged until they have been arraigned? Regardless, it is still WAY too early to make a logical judgement, if you are someone that cares about due process and actual evidence. Your expectation of a four game suspension is pure speculation. Nothing more, nothing less. I think there’s a good chance that you’re right or close to it IF he pleads guilty. We have no idea at this point. I had a friend get out of a DUI and I’M SURE Lynch can afford a better lawyer than he could!

  38. bbnate420 says:

    woofu, you don’t know what you’re talking about. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3463965
    He claimed he didn’t know he hit the pedestrian, not that he didn’t remember. Her injuries were very minor. Who really knows. She did sue him so she had motive to lie. I know that nobody would ever lie to try and extort money from someone rich! There was no evidence that he was intoxicated. His license was revoked. He didn’t even get a criminal charge. It may seem that I’m overly protective of Lynch but, I just really dislike it when people want to judge these athletes and they don’t even get the facts straight. Judge if you want as is your right but, at least do a modicum of research and know what you’re judging them for.

  39. RDPoulsbo says:

    All I can say is I hope he gets Leroy Hill’s lawyer.

  40. dirtbiker_joey says:

    However this works out, it is a distraction to this team, and it comes from the guy whom that offense is built around. Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. . . we may get a close look at Turbin sooner rather than later.

  41. bbnate420 says:

    If he is suspended at the beginning of the year, we better hope Turbin is up to the task. I ike the little I’ve seen/read so far. We’re probably going to have an inexperienced starting QB so having Lynch would take a lot of pressure off.

  42. chuck_easton says:

    bbnate,

    Due process is a great concept of the legal system. I am a strong proponent of it which is why I am very careful not to rush to judgment about Lynch’s guilt, innocence, intelligence, or charactor.

    I am speaking as a fan of the Seahawks. The fact is our #1 RB and the foundation of our offence has been arrested and charged by the CHP for DUI and it is ‘reported’ that his blood alcohol level was over the legal limit of .08.

    I then look at the fact that our #1 RB already has a history with discipline from the league so this is not the first time in his career he’s been to the ‘principals’ office.

    I as a fan know that I had better prepare to watch my team play without their #1 offensive weapon. Lynch’s only hope is that the charges are dropped entirely, but that may not be enough to keep him from a date with the commisioner.

  43. Dukeshire says:

    pabuwal – I never said when the suspention came. I said he’s brushed up with the law, aside from this, since his suspention, without being suspended. Your 4 games may be accurate, but it’s total speculation on your part.

  44. bbnate420 says:

    Chuck, I agree that unless he can get the charges dropped that he is most likely going to be suspended, probably at least 3 games. Goodell cares more about the PR ramifications than anything else. Although he has occasionally shown some leniency. I believe that Brandon Marshall was suspended for the first 3 games a few years back and was able to get it reduced to one game. I can always hope. And I realize you didn’t make any statement as to his guilt or innocence. A lot of other posters have not been so restrained. My comments are really for them. Really I just hope this gets thrown out and, if Marshawn was truly at or near the legal limit he smartens up and gets a driver from now on. He has been a good guy ever since being here. The “hit and run” seems really minor if you look through the facts of the case. I’m not a huge fan of guns and believe he should’ve been smart enough to obtain and carry it legally if he felt he needed one. It’s not especially hard in the US. I can understand how he might have felt the need to be strapped as he grew up in a poor neighborhood in Oakland and probably feels like somewhat of a target because of his fame and money. Doesn’t excuse it, just a possible explanation.

  45. bbnate420 says:

    Repeating the same old, tired arguments about who should start at QB in 2012 seems pretty nice right about now. Hell, even arguing Hasselbeck versus TJack would be better! ;-)

  46. Soggybuc says:

    I too am for due process but read the article again. he tested OVER .08 was taken to the station/jail where he submitted a blood test.
    Once the results of that test come back he will be formally charged and arraigned.
    Blood tests are more accurate and much harder to dispute.

    bbnate, maybe the officer did not know Lynch but someone at CHP did hence why they released a statement as quickly as possible. official statements are not generated at the field office level so it’s a good bet sunday morning was spent getting the Brass at CHP involved and nice approved statement from PR dept. written.

  47. “I said he’s brushed up with the law, aside from this, since his suspention, without being suspended”

    Duke – The only way I read this statement is that after his suspension he has had more run-in(s) with the law with no suspensions. The 2 known incidents occurred before his suspension for 3 games when with the Bills. He hasn’t had any known incidents that occurred after his suspension.

  48. Soggybuc says:

    LOL so true Nate, hell lets talk about Hutch too I m sure somehow this is all Ruskells fault.

  49. Dukeshire says:

    A lot depends on how far over the limit he was. If he was .09 or .10, he may be able to get it reduced from a DUI charge. That’s not uncommon in Calif, for a first offense. Whether that has any Beaton on The Sherriff’s decisions is anyone’s guess.

  50. chuck_easton says:

    pabuwal,

    What Duke is referring to is there was an ‘aledged’ incident with Lynch and the possession of a firearm that was not part of the decision to suspend him for 3 games.

    I do not recall if that ‘alegded’ gun incident was before or after the suspension, but it was reported and apparently Lynch did not have his wrist slapped for that one.

  51. Chuck – There was a misdemeanor gun charge Lynch plead guilty to 1 month before his suspension in 2009. That was part of the reason for the 3 game suspension he received.

  52. Ewalters7354 says:

    People are talking about Turbin and all that nonsense is just crazy at this based on pure speculation.Putting up links about Buffalo being happy the got out while they can.All this over a DUI?Had I not known I would have thought Marshawn killed or attempted to kill someone.Jesus Christ!

  53. bbnate420 says:

    “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.”

    Not sure if this means that the blood test was over .08 or they did a breathalyzer and it was over .08 and he submitted to a blood test to confirm. I’m not sure how they do things in California. I believe that they usually either do one or the other. Blood tests are harder to dispute but, there are still procedural hurdles that the officers might have failed to execute that could invalidate the test.

    After researching a little on blood alcohol tests, it seems that they usually take at least a couple of weeks to come back from the crime lab. So it seems doubtful that this over .08 reading was from a blood test. It seems probably that his recorded level was between .08 and .15, if the California laws are similar to Washington’s. If he recorded a .15 or over he would be charged with a more serious infraction in Washington, up to 90 days in jail and one year license revocation.

  54. Dukeshire says:

    There was also the incident where he stole $20 from a cops wife.

  55. chuck_easton says:

    Ewalters,

    It isn’t the nature of the offense. It is the fact that Lynch is a repeat offender. Let’s take your hyperbole to the logical extreme. Suppose Lynch DID kill someone while aledgedly driving uner the influence? Would you still be saying, ‘but it’s just a DUI’?

    The issue for me isn’t the charge. I don’t know the facts. The issue is that our #1 RB and the guy the team was relying on to be the muscle in the offense is likely going to be politely requested to stay away from the Clink and the team for 1 or more games.

    There is no way to reason our way out of the strong possibility that s suspension is imminent.

  56. Dukeshire says:

    “The issue for me isn’t the charge. I don’t know the facts. The issue is that our #1 RB and the guy the team was relying on to be the muscle in the offense is likely going to be politely requested to stay away from the Clink and the team for 1 or more games.”

    Agreed Chuck.

  57. bbnate420 says:

    There are 2 competing forces in Lynch getting the charge reduced if he cannot get it thrown out. The fact that he is rich helps him in that he can afford a good and expensive lawyer. Whatever you hear, being able to afford a high priced lawyer with a reputation and connections makes a BIG difference in the outcome. Balancing this is the fact that he is famous. This hurts him because the prosecutor will not want to be seen as going easy on a celebrity. If he wasn’t famous but just had an expensive lawyer then there would be less scrutiny and be easier for him to get the charges reduced IMO. I know of someone who blew over .15 and got the charge reduced to negligent driving.

  58. Duke – I forgot about that one. The victim decided not to press charges once receiving the $20 back.

    Lynch received 3 years probation back in March 2009 for the gun charge so his timing here works out, just as him having a career year right before he was to become a FA.

  59. bbnate420 says:

    Why would Lynch need to steal 20 $ from anyone?

  60. bbnate420 says:

    His criminal past will play a role in the legal proceedings as well, even though gun possession and DUI don’t seem to be related at all. Judges usually consider all past legal dispositions.

  61. Soggybuc says:

    Thats how I read it, the breathalyzer test showed a result that warranted a blood test to back up the initial reason for arrest. I cant see the CHP asking for a blood test if he blew a .05 on the side of the road.

  62. psoundpowerhouse says:

    No need to hate..time to Turbinate!

  63. bbnate420 says:

    We don’t know if he took a breathalyzer on the road, portable one, or back at the station. I believe that the portable ones have more issues and are easier for lawyers to put into doubt. Maybe he waited and then requested a blood test because he wanted to delay a little. The average person rids their body of .015 % alcohol per hour.

  64. Ewalters7354 says:

    Chuck,bro I agree with you.I do not support any DUI or anything of that nature.All I’m saying is people are going crazy over pure speculation.There are a bunch of DUI charges guys get hit with(Lofa for example).I also understand Lynch is a repeat offender but its not like he went A.P. on the cops and resisted arrest.If this all gets thrown out like what happened with Leroy Hill all this talk about getting rid of the guy and him being a trouble maker will end.Comments like that are what made me say what I said.

  65. bbnate420 says:

    Nice one psoundpowerhouse.

    Even if he had blown a .05, if he was driving erratically or something they could’ve tried charging him with reckless or negligent driving.

  66. “All this over a DUI? Had I not known I would have thought Marshawn killed or attempted to kill someone.Jesus Christ!”

    DUI is attempting to kill someone, just not deliberately. If you don’t take it seriously, you probably haven’t had a family member or friend killed by a drunk driver. I have — a 17-year-old girl who had just started college (family friend). I attended the funeral in 2010 and witnessed her family’s grief.

  67. Goodell can actually do very little about first time DUI offenders (a point of contention between the Union and the NFL).

    But Lynch doesn’t fall in that category. He’s becoming Pac-Man Jones lite at this point.

  68. Regarding the PFT post, as much as the Buffalo Bills would like to believe that they won the trade, Marshawn has already more than justified the fourth rounder that the Seahawks gave up for him. Beast Quake alone may have been enough for that.

  69. Incredibly disappointing. Limo drivers/car service just makes too much sense for millionaire athletes that like to party.

    Mr. Lumpkin becomes a lot more important if Lynch does get suspended. Ugh!

  70. Ewalters7354 says:

    Once again I was not trying to make a DUI seem innocent by any means.All I am saying is this little run in shouldn’t be taken to the extent of what happened in Buffalo.Marshawn should indeed stay away from dumb choices like this and I would hate for him to get suspended.But saying the man is a trouble maker and how he spit in the face of Pete and JS is just plain crazy.That’s my reason.Not a debate over the charge being small or big.Training camp is only 2wks away!

  71. Super disappointed, but sh*t happens and we are all human. Hopefully this will not ruin the chemistry of the team.

    Interesting note from someone i work with…his daughter met Drew Brees at a bar in seattle two years ago when the Hawks hosted the saints in the playoff game. She got her pic taken and they chatted for a few minutes. She asked him who this fellow was that was standing near him the whole time. Drew said it was a league appointed bodyguard/driver. Apparently the league will issue players a driver for free anytime they want, no questions asked. Now, i do not know if that is completely factual, but if so, it is such a shame these players have all of the opportunity in the world to be safe and yet they continue to make mistakes. SMH

  72. hawkfan777 says:

    I cant believe it but after reading these comments I actually wish you guys were still talking about the QB competition. :)

  73. It’s a drag – but the sky isn’t falling. By all accounts, Lynch has been a good teammate since he got here, and a DUI reflects poor judgment w/out a doubt, but it doesn’t seem of a pattern with some of his earlier problems, and I’m nowhere near calling him Pac-man lite.

    Maybe he beats the charge or gets it reduced, if no, he takes the short suspension, and we move on. For whatever reason, an unusually high number of NFL dui’s this off-season.

  74. bbnate,

    It’s my opinion take it or leave it. I looked at it enough to know when kids are full of sh_t. Kind of like the bs you are spewing

  75. Nobody here should be shocked by this. Just a little friendly fire from Beastmode. He’s a loose cannon and sometimes they go off. Let’s face it, he was waaaaaay overdue.

    Next man up! That’s you Turbinator. Excited to see him get 20 touches.

  76. What a bone-headed move! Let’s see…you just signed a multi million dollar contract and you cannot afford to take a cab! No common sense at all!

    At this point, he should be thinking about the season. If and WHEN he gets suspended…he just let a whole bunch of team-mates down! Bring on the rookie and lets see what the kid can do!

  77. Ewalters7354 says:

    Now Dez Bryant is the definition of DUMB!How can any man put his hands on his MOTHER?!That’s a shame

  78. Face it he is gone for 4 games maybe more.How much money can we recoup? who do we sign? and how do we win those games is the question.

  79. bird_spit says:

    The video is out. This is why they pulled marshawn over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3MGMXmRIGM

    I recommend everyone take a breath, and wait the justice system.

  80. Carlsonkid says:

    Wow , 80 comments about one article in just over 13 hours ; might be a new TNT record ! People up at 3:30 in the morning leaving comments , the normally level-headed Duke leaving scathing rebukes of previous posts , everyone disagreeing with everyone else’s opinions …

    I got 50 cents that says The Beast gets leashed by the Commish for this , but what do I know . If so , Turbin has his work cut out for him for a few games and Washington is gonna have to do something besides return kicks . But God forbid we’d jump to conclusions on this blog : )

  81. Southendzone says:

    What did Lofa get for his DUI? I forget.

    Also it’s way too early right now. Like has been said above, high paid lawyers are high paid for a REASON! They get results.

    Probably worst case we are looking at 4 games, on the bright side that means hes got that much fresher legs for the remaining 15 games the Hawks will play in ’12 ’13.

  82. Dukeshire says:

    Lol. Yeah, not the most positive thread.

    Let’s go worst case scenario: 8 games (presuming that’s worst case). Who would Seattle look to bring in? Cedric Benson? Ryan Grant? Ugh…

  83. Ryan Grant would be great. Ask Flynn about the 80 yarder he took to the house during Matt’s 6 td day. I think the guy runs hard and JS is pretty familiar with him as well. If he’s still available, snag him up!

  84. I am guessing – just by watching Godell in the past I think he will come down with an 8 gamer. Then on appeal it will get reduced to 4-6 games.

    Big Ben wasn’t convicted or even charged and he got what, 3 or 4 games?
    I know different scenariors.

    The other issue is when would the suspension come down – He goes to court Aug 14th but how long until the case is decided. There could be a suspension handed downright away or later.

    I am sure we will be talking about it for a long time

  85. bbnate420 says:

    testinggggggggggggg

  86. bbnate420 says:

    woofu, having your opinion is one thing, that’s your right. Completing DISTORTING THE FACTS is another! That’s your right as well but, it’s my right to call you out on it. You wrote, “Hitting a pedestrian outside of a bar and not remembering it but pleading guilty to it.” This is just EASILY provably wrong, i.e. the article I linked. He didn’t say he didn’t REMEMBER hitting the pedestrian. He said he didn’t KNOW he hit her! That’s the FACTS! I don’t care if you don’t like it. She had very minor injuries, so it’s not like he plowed through someone and then said he didn’t know, and he plead guilty to a TRAFFIC INFRACTION! As I said, she sued him which somewhat calls her motives into question to me. You can think he was completely wrong, was an idiot, etc. but, saying that he, “didn’t remember hitting the pedestrian” is just completely false. So it seems that you’re the one spewing BS, my friend! ;-)

  87. bbnate420 says:

    That’s HILARIOUS bird_spit!

  88. HeinieHunter says:

    Just what the Seahawks need…. Another Jeremy Stephens. Gun charges, now DWI. This guy has trouble at every stop. I’m hoping they throw the book at him and every other jerk that gets away with things because they are celebrities and have money. Everybody looks the other way with these guys. I’ve had a belly full of their disgusting behavior.

  89. bbnate420 says:

    Who’s Jeremy Stephens? You mean Jeremy Stevens? Sounds like you’ve had a belly full of correct spelling as well.

    And the fact that Lynch is a celebrity will hurt him in this case. The prosecutor will not want to appear to be going soft on him in the court of public opinion. He would most likely have a better outcome if he was just an anonymous rich guy!

  90. HeinieHunter says:

    I’m out of patience with spoiled, rich, athletes who think rules don’t apply to them. I think a lot of people feel this way. Second chances are fine but Lynch has not learned from his prior experiences. Get rid of him, he does not deserve to be “the face” of the team.

  91. nate,

    Can’t tell the difference between “did’nt know” and “can’t remember” but I’m sure you can.

  92. bbnate420 says:

    I sure can, as I think most people can! Didn’t know means that he never had knowledge that he hit someone. He didn’t notice the person being struck by his car. There was nothing to forget. I couldn’t forget how to repair an engine because I have never had the knowledge of how to do it. If he didn’t remember, that either implies that he didn’t remember what happened that night or that he forgot he hit her but then remembered. Maybe it’s more complicated than I think?

  93. bbnate420 says:

    The woman had a bruised hip and a seven stitch cut on her thigh so, he obviously couldn’t have hit her very hard, if at all. Like I said before, she tried to sue him so she may have just been an opportunist. None of us will really know. If there was overwhelming evidence against him he would’ve gotten more than a TRAFFIC INFRACTION though! Not even a criminal charge.

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