Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested last year in mid-July in California on suspicion of DUI, and you only have to look at the date to see that Lynch’s trial has been postponed repeatedly. In fact, the court date is about to get pushed back again, as ESPN NFL Nation’s Terry Blount reports that Lynch’s attorney Ivan Golde stated that the trial will “likely” be moved until after the Super Bowl, which is obviously more great news for “Beast Mode”.
Here’s what Golde said about the case, “There are some discrepancies in the case and it is a very low blood-alcohol DUI. In the end, it will be Marshawn’s decision about how we proceed, but as of now, we plan to take this to trial.”
If he is convicted, then he will most likely be suspended by the league. However, that wouldn’t happen until the beginning of the 2014 season, which means that he won’t be punished by the league until more than two years after the initial arrest. Lynch seems to have a strong case, too, so this is going to be an interesting story to watch in the offseason.
For now, Skittles’s status for the remainder of the season is safe right now, and that’s a relief for the Seahawks. Lynch has put together another great season, and he is still the focal point of the Seahawks offense despite the greatness of Russell Wilson and the emergence of receivers like Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin. He is a workhorse RB, and he has 1,042 rushing yards and ten touchdowns this season to further prove his value to the team, and his explosiveness, power, cutting ability, and acceleration never cease to amaze. Lynch embodies the Seahawks smashmouth-style of play, and he’ll be out there for the Super Bowl favorites.
The trial was originally set for the 27th of December, and Lynch is fully prepared for a trial…after the Big Game, of course.