OAKLAND — NFL star and former Oakland Tech and Cal football player Marshawn Lynch was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday and taken to Santa Rita Jail, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Lynch, 26, who plays for the Seattle Seahawks, was arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 880 in Oakland, according to CHP spokesman Hector Baiza. Lynch was taken to Santa Rita Jail, where he was cited and released, according to Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Raymond Kelly.
And so, the Summer of the DUI/DWI continues. I’ve lost count of how many player arrest for drunken driving have been made this year, but the number does seem higher than normal. Whatever the case may be, CBSSports’ Mike Freeman summed up the circumstances rather succinctly with the following tweet:
Lynch was suspended for three games in 2009 after pleading guilty to a weapons charge. He is likely to face another ban as the 2012 season kicks off.