According to a report by the San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday
evening morning by the California Highway Patrol.
A team spokesman said the Seahawks are aware of the situation and still gathering information.
According to the report, Lynch, who signed a four-year, $32 million deal to remain in Seattle this offseason, was taken to Santa Rita Jail, where he was cited and released.
This is Lynch’s first incident since joining the Seahawks in a midseason trade with Buffalo in 2010. While playing in Buffalo, the Oakland native had his drivers’ license revoked after pleading guilty to striking a pedestrian outside a bar in Buffalo at 3:30 a.m. and leaving the scene.
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Lynch said he was unaware that he struck the individual. He also was suspended by the NFL for three games in 2009 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge.