Marshawn Lynch’s DUI has been all over the news, and everyone knows about it. It’s happened, it’s over, time to move on. The Seahawks, and the League will have their days with Lynch as well. The details are still very vague about the occurrence of the DUI, so it’s hard to say how the Alameda County will pursue it.
Lynch offered an apology today saying.
“I want to apologize to my family, the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL and the 12th Man for the negative attention resulting from my recent actions. This is not the type of community leader I have been over the last two years or the one I’m striving to become. I want to assure everyone that I will work to be better and look forward to a very exciting, and very successful season with the Seattle Seahawks.”
Sometimes apologies aren’t enough, Ross Tucker posted on Twitter.
“Uh-oh, Marshawn. An NFL exec told me suspension for conduct detrimental/substance abuse defaults contract & voids guarantee. For Marshawn Lynch, that is $17M on the contract he signed in March. OUCH!”
While this is truly unlikely by the Seahawks organization, it is a possibility. Carroll has proven that he isn’t afraid to cut someone just because he has big money due, or has a big name. Lynch is a big deal here in Seattle, and we will have to wait until August 14th(his arraignment) to find out exactly what is going to happen. The seesaw tilts both ways. On one end he could be facing a suspension, or even a voiding of the Seahawks contract he just signed. On the other end, the charges could be dropped, and the NFL(Roger Goodell) could pass on suspending Lynch in favor of a fine. Time will tell if we get an early look at Robert Turbin, or if Lynch pulls out of the black cloud and gets to work.