Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested in his hometown of Oakland for driving under the influence on Saturday.
The San Jose Mercury News reports that Lynch was arrested on Interstate 880, taken to Santa Rita Jail, cited and released.
Police said Lynch was cooperative and agreed to a blood test, which showed his blood-alcohol level was over the .08 limit, although they have not said exactly what his blood-alcohol level was.
This isn’t the first time Lynch’s driving has caused problems. In 2008 his drivers license was revoked after he struck a pedestrian outside a bar and drove off. He was also suspended for three games in 2009 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge. This arrest could be cause for another suspension, as Lynch is already a repeat offender in the eyes of the league office.
Any suspension would be a tough blow to the Seahawks, as Lynch is their top offensive playmaker, with 285 carries for 1,204 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. The Seahawks have said they’re aware of the situation but have declined further comment.