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Buffalo Bills RB Marshawn Lynch arrested on gun charge

The 2008 NFL has barely ended, and its players are already getting in trouble. From AP-

Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested in Southern California on a weapons charge, police said Sunday.

Police said Lynch was arrested Wednesday night after officers approached him and two other men sitting in a 2006 Mercedes-Benz in this Los Angeles suburb and found a loaded firearm.

Lynch was arrested after officers determined the gun belonged to him. He was released that night on $35,000 bail.


Lynch’s arrest marked the second time in less than a year that he has been in trouble with the law.

In June, Lynch pleaded guilty to a traffic violation and admitted speeding off in his Porsche Cayenne SUV after striking a female pedestrian near Buffalo’s downtown bar district on May 31. The victim, a 27-year-old woman from suburban Toronto, was treated and released from the hospital later that day after sustaining a bruised hip and cut to her thigh that required seven stitches.

Lynch said it was raining hard when he saw a woman dancing in the street and slowed to let pass, then continued on his way. He said he was unaware he had hit anybody.

A judge ordered Lynch’s driver’s license revoked but the player appealed and was allowed to keep his license.

Lynch may in use of some jail time in order for him to get his priorities straight. In the meantime can I suggest he have a duel with this guy?

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