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Lynch officially charged with DUI

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Arrested over the weekend for DUI, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch now officially faces DUI charges.

According to our pal Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR radio in Seattle, prosecutors in Alameda County, California have formally charged Lynch with drunk driving.

Lynch’s blood-alcohol concentration was measured to be in excess of the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

As we explained on Tuesday, an eventual conviction or guilty plea doesn’t necessarily mean Lynch will be suspended.  DUI incidents fall not under the personal-conduct policy but the substance-abuse policy.  And the substance-abuse policy specifies that first-time DUI offenders will ordinarily be fined two game checks, absent aggravating circumstances.

It remains to be seen whether Lynch’s prior non-DUI incidents constitute “aggravating circumstances.”  Seahawks fans are surely feeling aggravated about the entire situation.

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5 Responses to “Lynch officially charged with DUI”
  1. nomoresteelersfansplease says: Jul 18, 2012 3:04 PM

    With all the impressive running backs that came from Buffalo over the past few years (Lynch, Mcgahee, FredEx, and Spiller who’s now emerging), it seems the Bills chose to keep the right backs. Then again, the Bills had no choice but to let Mcgahee go…so he could go play for another mediocre team…

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    It seems so simple for the rest of us to wonder how a millionaire with alot to lose can’t just call a cab or enlist a friend to provide him a safe ride home, but it just goes to show how prevalent drunk-driving is across the entirety of our nation. The thing is, you generally get away with driving under the influence 99 times out of a hundred, so it contributes to a mindset that that 1 instance in which you’re caught will never arise. Hopefully alot of NFL players are taking notice of these mistakes made by their football brotheren, and take extra precautions not to follow in their footsteps.

  3. khayes31 says: Jul 18, 2012 3:21 PM

    good to see Lynch bringing down the positive energy in Seattle when the Hawks just made him are number one guy. Let down … Whoomp whoomp an sooo lets see the pieces fall now in Seattle.. whose or whats next?!

  4. seattlerogueburner says: Jul 18, 2012 3:50 PM

    If he gets a multiple game suspension, maybe Cedric Benson will have a team this year. One year contract perhaps?

  5. orcahawk says: Jul 18, 2012 6:51 PM

    It will be interesting to see if Robert Turbin (rookie RB from Utah State) can make some hay behind the ‘hawks zone-blocking line.

    He has a style similar to Lynch, and last season he rushed for 1,517 yards, average 6.1 yards per carry and scored 23 touchdowns.

    A Turbin-powered attack for when the Beast feels his least ~!

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