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Ex-NFL star Marshawn Lynch arrested in Vegas for drunk driving

Posted on: August 9, 2022, 04:07h.

Last update on: August 9, 2022, 04:07h.

Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch was arrested in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning. Las Vegas police say he was driving under the influence.

Lynch, 36, faces four counts, including DUI, operating an unregistered vehicle, failing to stay in his lane and failing to turn over proof of safety. As of Tuesday afternoon, he remains in custody pending $3,381 bond.

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Former NFL star Marshawn Lynch appears in a mug shot released by Las Vegas police. Lynch was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of impaired driving near the Strat hotel and casino. (Image: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department).

According to TMZ Sports, the former running back was arrested at 7:30 a.m. PST for erratic driving. Police said his car hit curbs near Fairfield and West Utah Avenues, not far from the Stat Hotel and Casino. Lynch reportedly did not submit to a breathalyzer, but TMZ reported that blood was taken to determine the blood alcohol level.

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Once police established that he was intoxicated, Lynch was arrested and taken to the Las Vegas City Detention Center. The photo released by police appears to show Lynch struggling to keep his eyes open.

“During the investigation, officers determined that Lynch was intoxicated and made an arrest,” police tweeted.

Lynch was also arrested for DUI in July 2012 in Seattle while playing for the Seahawks. This charge was later reduced to reckless driving as part of a plea deal. In 2008, Lynch had his driver’s license revoked for failing to stop after hitting a woman with his car in Buffalo, New York. Lynch, who left Buffalo’s bar district around 3:30 a.m., said he thought the woman was dancing in the street and didn’t know he hit her.

Another career escape

Lynch, the Buffalo Bills’ 2007 first-round pick in California, played 12 NFL seasons with the Seahawks, Bills and Oakland Raiders. He had 10,413 rushing yards and 85 touchdowns. He made five Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks during the 2013 season.

Dubbed “Beast Mode,” Lynch opened a clothing store of the same name in 2021 at The Shoppes in Mandalay Place. He also co-owns two teams in two minor indoor soccer leagues: the Beasts of Fan Controlled Football and the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Soccer League.

Lynch’s most recent arrest comes just a day after the Seattle Seahawks announced they had hired him as a correspondent to produce “creative content for a variety of projects.”