Seattle’s superstar running back Marshawn Lynch, entered a not guilty plea in contest to his recent DUI arrest in his hometown of Oakland Calif.
Ivan Golde, Lynch’s attorney, wants to get the ball rolling on the case and believes they have a very good shot at beating it.
“We want to get going on the case right away,” Golde discussed over the phone with Seattle Times Tim Booth. ”This allows me to get all the documents I need.”
It is his belief that, unless Lynch’s case is thrown out or dismissed, that no actual action will be taken until after the 2012 season. This may give the NFL a reason to stave off any punishment for the Seahawks running back though it is not for sure. There will be a few hearings that will come up, but Golde assured that Lynch would not have to be present for any of them.
The “ace in the hole” for Golde is the possibility of a faulty on scene BAC test. During his arrest, Lynch was said to have blown an 0.8, which is right at the legal limit. When doing another test in the county jail, Lynch blew over that.
With training camp coming up next week, it is imperative that Lynch be available foe Seattle this season. Lynch came off a record-breaking career season last year and was very influential in Seattle’s second wind after the bye week. Not only breaking his own personal records, he matched and broke those of the great Seahawk, Shaun Alexander, as well as breaking a season long record against rivals San Francisco, having scored the only rushing touchdown of the season against their number three rated defense.
There has been much discussion as to what Seattle will do if Lynch will be unavailable. Hire a veteran like LaGarrette Blount out of Tampa Bay, bring Robert Turbin up to the number one slot and see what he is capable of, so on and so forth. Unfortunately, much like the long-awaited reveling of Seattle’s newest sign caller, Seahawks fans will just have to be patient and wait. Something that the 12th man is all to good at, yet wishes they didn’t have to be.