Marshawn Lynch to plead guilty to reckless driving to end DUI case

AP

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested and charged with DUI in July 2012 and the case has been winding its way through the legal process since then.

That road will end on Friday. Lynch’s attorney Ivan Golde said that his client will plead guilty to a lesser charge of alcohol-related reckless driving, sometimes called a wet reckless, in Oakland to bring the entire case to an end. Golde said he believed that Lynch could win the case, but cited Lynch’s distaste for the media spotlight as an incentive to avoid going to trial.

“We are resolving the case Friday by pleading to a wet reckless,” Golde said, via ESPN.com. “We have a strong case for trial and could win the case, but the last thing he needs is to go through a public trial. He’s a Super Bowl champion and he has endorsements pending. For a guy in his position, it just doesn’t make any sense to go through a public trial. He has a lot at stake here. You know Marshawn. He’s not a media guy. It wouldn’t have been good for him to go through all that.”

Lynch is expected to receive two years probation and will have to attend six classes on driving safety and alcohol consumption in addition to a fine as a result of the plea bargain.

27 responses to “Marshawn Lynch to plead guilty to reckless driving to end DUI case

  1. thought he could win the case because it was reported one of his blows was right at the legal limit if I recall correctly.

    NY media gonna be PISSED he chose to plead guilty to lesser charges and not face the media through a trial like he’s paid to!

  2. Kiss Beast Mode’s gleaming Super Bowl ring, haters. And to the inevitable flood of Santa Clara fans about to talk trash, I bet you bandwagoners didn’t know Jim Harbaugh was arrested for DUI in 2005 when he was head coach at San Diego! Pete Carroll has a spotless criminal record. Get off your soapbox, hypocrites.

  3. It’s funny. When these guys get arrested they always say “I can’t comment now but I can’t wait for the truth to come out and I get my day in court. All will cleared up when I get to present my side.”

    But then they never present their side. The “truth” never comes out.

  4. The guy hates the spotlight, but he has endorsement deals pending? Who would want this clown as the face of their company?

  5. Hope this guy stays healthy and performs like has the last few seasons…. He is a prime candidate to have his Jersey big #24 retired and hung at the clink. He is truly a Seahawk.

    GO HAWKS
    The Dynasty has begun!

  6. At least this time he didn’t run over a woman and leave her in the middle of the road in a downpour at night where she could have been run over and killed, then ditched eetectives for a couple of days

  7. At least this time he didn’t run over a woman and leave her in the middle of the road in a downpour at night where she could have been run over and killed, then ditched eetectives for a couple of days, like the last time.

  8. It’s pretty hard to get outraged over something minor like this (as far as a DUI can be considered minor seeing as how freaking dangerous that is) after Aaron Hernandezexecuted someone.

    At least he’s taking responsibility for his actions.

  9. I suspect most everyone that has a drink while dining out could be stopped and charged with a DUI based on the numbers each state uses to consider someone under the influence. Most of us have been lucky. That said this Cowboys and 49er fan (yes, I like both) has Lynch at the top of his favorite running back list. The guy never quits. He runs over, around and through tacklers. Too bad he doesn’t play for one of my two favorite teams!

  10. Remorse shown would be worthy of demonstrating, even for a fellow who doesn’t like the press…….Lets hope that happens on Friday.

    In the meantime, glad he is getting this resolved and I hope he learned and other’s take this to heart and don’t drink and drive.

    Stay safe folks..

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