After being arrested and charged with DUI in July 2012, Marshawn Lynch will plead guilty to reckless driving charges tomorrow in court to end his pending DUI case, per ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter Terry Blount.
Lynch’s 2012 arrest has really been his only negative since joining the Seahawks in 2010 after having more than his share of off-the-field issues in Buffalo. Although there was some controversy in the postseason for Lynch’s reluctance to speak to the media, most of Lynch’s attention in Seattle has been positive with “Beast Mode”, epic TD runs, and of course, Skittles.
Lynch is no doubt enjoying his first offseason as a Super Bowl champion, so he’s smart to resolve this DUI case as only a reckless driving charge early in the offseason, so to not be a distraction when OTAs come around in May and June.
According to his attorney Ivan Golde, Lynch’s guilty plea is favorable to facing a public trial, especially with having endorsements and being one of the faces of the Seahawks.
Don’t expect any suspension for Lynch with these reduced charges. As long as he follows the court-mandated instructions, he should be good to go for the start of 2014, where he’ll enter the season as one of the NFL’s best backs.