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NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Arrested on DUI Charge

Seattle Seahawks running back busted in Oakland, booked at Dublin's Santa Rita Jail.

Seattle Seahawks star and Bay-Area hometown hero Marshawn Lynch was arrested Saturday in Oakland on a charge of 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 news accounts.

Luke jonner July 17, 2012 at 05:01 AM
That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Book someone for 2 years for making a mistake? Good idea dumbass
Alex Mercado July 17, 2012 at 05:19 AM
He has a good idea actually. I'm tired of hearing about all these athletes getting arrested for DUI's and shit. But maybe the punishment should be something like sit out half a season or maybe even the whole season. But not for 2 years!
Tha truth July 17, 2012 at 06:07 AM
You all are idiots. Guy made a mistake. Let him go through The legal process the NFL should have no say. This wouldn't be publicized if it were anyone else in Oakland getting pulled over. What gives you the right to condemn marshawn? Because he's an athlete making way more money than you?
Alex Mercado July 17, 2012 at 07:48 AM
I'm not saying they should punish him. Everyone makes mistakes. But lately there has been quite a few athletes being arrested for DUI's. I meant to say the NFL should talk to the players or something an warn them about some kind of punishment. How do you think all the youngsters will feel or even the athletes feel when athletes make one too many mistakes? A bad role model I would say.
darkev July 23, 2012 at 05:25 AM
What he makes has no bearing on the fact that he was driving with a BAC over the legal limit. His occupation certainly shouldn't be cause to "let him go." As someone who spent months in the hospital as a result of my own experience with a drunk driver, I can say I don't care who he is or what he does. He is not above the law and needs to be punished. His arrest could have saved the life of an innocent person, or even his own. Luckily, it didn't get that far.

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