A year and a half ago Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch - Beast Mode, as he’s known - was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Oakland, Calif. According to reports, the California Highway Patrol allegedly witnessed Lynch weaving in and out of lanes of traffic on Interstate 880, driving a Ford van in the early morning hours of July 14, 2012. Lynch’s lawyer says the running back had a .08 blood-alcohol level - just barely enough to get him in trouble.
Despite apparently having a “strong case for trial,” according to his lawyer, today ESPN is reporting that Lynch will plead guilty tomorrow to reckless driving, resolving the DUI case.
Or, as his lawyer likes to call it, “wet reckless.”
As ESPN reports:
“We are resolving the case Friday by pleading to a wet reckless,” said Ivan Golde, Lynch’s attorney. “We have a strong case for trial and could win the case, but the last thing he needs is to go through a public trial.
“He’s a Super Bowl champion, and he has endorsements pending. For a guy in his position, it just doesn’t make any sense to go through a public trial. He has a lot at stake here. You know Marshawn. He’s not a media guy. It wouldn’t have been good for him to go through all that.”