The Marshawn Lynch camp was confident he’d face no suspension during the 2012 season for a DUI arrest occurring last July. It’s now looking like a suspension won’t happen in 2013, either.
According to Eric D. Williams of the Tacoma News-Tribune, a hearing on a motion to suppress evidence was continued from today until November 1. A trial date could be selected on Thursday, July 11 at a pre-trial conference.
A “readiness hearing” (also known in California as a “readiness conference”) has been scheduled for December 27. Presumably, trial won’t happen before that date.
In May, trial was scheduled for June 21. It’s unclear why the trial didn’t proceed as planned on that day.
The NFL won’t discipline Lynch until the case is resolved, and case apparently won’t be resolved during the upcoming season. It appears, then, that Lynch will play at least two full seasons after the DUI arrest without facing discipline from the league.