The unfortunate news of All-Pro RB Marshawn Lynch being arrested earlier this week has saddened many around the world. Lynch has proven to be a global icon and an inspiration to many. However, like many, he’s human and is battling through demons of his past it appears as well. According to ESPN, Lynch was driving at 7:30 AM when he was stopped by the Las Vegas police officer. It was pretty clear he was impaired and they ultimately detained him. He was later booked into Las Vegas City Jail on pure suspicion of driving under the influence.
Reports did not show if he was tested for driving impaired or not. It still remains questionable if Lynch even has a lawyer or not. This is an ongoing investigation. It does seem unfortunate that one of the players who are beloved and embraced by the community appears to be struggling. Sadly, this is not his first offense, and he’s been dealt a DUI before. In 2012, he was caught driving recklessly, but he pleaded down to the lesser charge of reckless driving. TMZ reported that the vehicle was totaled, and it appeared to be undrivable after Lynch was detained for the DUI.
“Marshawn Lynch’s car appeared undrivable by the time cops arrived and busted him for DUI on Tuesday,” reported TMZ.
Marshawn Lynch's car appeared undrivable by the time cops arrived and busted him for DUI on Tuesday. https://t.co/CoaOIlCxlF
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 9, 2022
Marshawn Lynch Stint in the NFL
Lynch played for several teams in the NFL, however, he made himself a household name for the Seattle Seahawks. He was often called, “Beast Mode”, because of his ferociousness and toughness while running the ball. Players around the league often confess to how rigorous and tough it was to take down the like of Lynch! In Seattle, he rushed for 10,413 career rushing yards and 85 rushing touchdowns, per ESPN. He also suited up for the Buffalo Bills and, at the time, the Oakland Raiders.