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NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Arrested For Suspected DUI

Seattle Seahawks running back booked into Dublin's Santa Rita Jail after being arrested in Oakland.

Seattle Seahawks star and Bay-Area hometown hero Marshawn Lynch was arrested Saturday in Oakland for allegedly driving under the influence, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Oakland-native Lynch, 26, who two days earlier presented a scholarship to an Oakland gunshot victim, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol and booked at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, said Sgt. Ray Kelly of the sheriff's department.

County records indicate he was cited for the charges and released on Sunday.

Lynch has six years of pro-football experience. He was drafted as a rookie in 2007 to the Buffalo Bills, after finishing his college career at the University of California, Berkeley where he was the school's second all-time career rusher with 3,230 yards, according to sports reports.

On Thursday, Lynch, along with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson, presented in an emotional ceremony before a crowd of 200 people a $500 scholarship to college-bound Oakland gunshot victim Gerald Williams, according to reports.

anon July 17, 2012 at 06:10 PM
The attached article really says it all: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/marshawn-lynch-joins-nfl-arrest-parade-fan-reaction-124800847--nfl.html
B July 17, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Since I don't drink I still will have a breathalyzer in my car? If it saved lives I would do it but it couldn't eliminate the problem completely. . .
Cherry July 18, 2012 at 03:23 AM
These entitled behaviors start early on in athletes. I have witnessed time & time again coaches, parents & administrators letting athletes get away with anything & everything. Bad grades, drugs, alcohol, violence & many more indiscretions. All the while less talented but moral athletes left to sit on the bench. I've seen it at every level. I have no respect for most coaches (goes for parents & admins as well) I have ever met. The good ones are few & far between.
Llama face July 24, 2012 at 04:16 AM
why doesnt he hire a damn driver? Isn't he a gazillionaire???
Wendy Grant July 24, 2012 at 09:41 AM
@Jill RN, thanks for bringing up the race thing, it upsets me to no end. By the way people, a lot of people get dui's. They aren't putting thier names on here for the vigilantes to rip apart. All Races drink and screw up, just because they are celebrities we find out about it.

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