Former Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch is in trouble with the law—again.
Lynch was arrested over the weekend in Oakland, California, for suspicion of driving under the influence, the as first reported by a pair of news organizations in the Oakland area. The Mercury News reports Lynch was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol and his blood alcohol level was over the limit.
Lynch has had a checkered past with drinking and driving while a member of the Bills. In 2008, Lynch struck a woman with his car near the Chippewa Street bar district in downtown Buffalo. His driver’s license was later revoked after pleading guilty.
The NFL suspended Lynch for the season’s first three games in 2009 after being charged after he was d with misdemeanor weapons offenses.
Lynch was traded by Buffalo to Seattle on October 5, 2010 in exchange for fourth and fifth round draft picks. He rushed for 2,765 yards and 17 touchdowns in 45 career games with Buffalo.
Given his previous troubles and discipline from the league, I’d be shocked if Lynch is served with anything less than a half season suspension this time around. Everyone makes mistakes, but at the rate Lynch is going with driving while impaired—it’s only a matter of time before he injures himself or another driver being behind the wheel.