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lamberts-lost-tooth
02-15-2009, 04:28 PM
Marshawn Lynch Arrested
in California
Faces Gun Possession Charge
Updated: Sunday, 15 Feb 2009, 4:51 PM EST


CULVER CITY, CA (WIVB) - Bills running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested earlier this week in California. He was charged with felony possession of a concealed firearm. The incident, first reported by profootballtalk.com, has been confirmed to News 4 by police in Culver City, CA.

Lynch was arrested Wednesday, February 11 in Culver City, which is located outside of Los Angeles. The arrest came three days after Lynch played at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.

Here is the official news release from the Culver City, CA police:


On Wednesday Evening, February 11 2009, Culver City Police Officers were patrolling the Fox Hills area of Culver City when they contacted three adult males seated in a 2006 Mercedes Benz. Upon contacting the occupants they learned one of the subjects was Buffalo Bills running back; Marshawn Lynch. A subsequent field investigation led to the discovery of a loaded firearm. The officers determined the gun belonged to Lynch and he was arrested for posession of a concealed firearm. Lynch was transported to CCPD booked and later released on bail. The case will be submitted to the District Attorney's Office for filing consideration.

Lynch was released on a $35,000 bond. The case now moves to the District Attorney.

This afternoon, the Buffalo Bills issued the following statement through VP of Communications Scott Berchtold:

"We can confirm that Marshawn was arrested in California and has retained an attorney. We are in the process of trying to gather the facts and will not offer a comment while that process is ongoing."

It is the second brush with the law for Lynch in the last year. He was involved in a hit and run incident in downtown Buffalo in May 2008. He pled guilty to failing to use sufficient care to avoid hitting a pedestrian and was fined $100 dollars.

Lynch was not suspended by the NFL for that incident, but could face suspension this time for both the charge and repeat offender status.
http://www.wivb.com/dpp/sports/Marshawn_Lynch_Arrested_in_California_20090215

TackleMeBen
02-15-2009, 04:33 PM
He pled guilty to failing to use sufficient care to avoid hitting a pedestrian and was fined $100 dollars.

that is all you have to pay for hitting someone.wow.
you would think these athletes would learn, guess not.

devilsdancefloor
02-15-2009, 04:44 PM
that is all you have to pay for hitting someone.wow.
you would think these athletes would learn, guess not.

but he got 1000 points

HometownGal
02-15-2009, 04:50 PM
WTF is up with these athletes lately? Including our beloved Jeff Reed - they think they're above the law. :shake01:

He was charged with felony possession of a concealed firearm.

He should do jail time but of course, he won't. His vampire bat will work him a deal. :jerkit:

MasterOfPuppets
02-15-2009, 04:55 PM
that is all you have to pay for hitting someone.wow.
you would think these athletes would learn, guess not. a hundred bucks for clippin someone.....:scratchchin: i know a few people that'd id happily pay a thousand dollars for the right to mow em down.....:chuckle:

Godfather
02-15-2009, 04:57 PM
WTF is up with these athletes lately? Including our beloved Jeff Reed - they think they're above the law. :shake01:



He should do jail time but of course, he won't. His vampire bat will work him a deal. :jerkit:

I dunno...seems like having a gun shouldn't be a crime unless you're already a convicted felon.

TackleMeBen
02-15-2009, 05:09 PM
WTF is up with these athletes lately? Including our beloved Jeff Reed - they think they're above the law. :shake01:



He should do jail time but of course, he won't. His vampire bat will work him a deal. :jerkit:
unfortunely you are right. he will probably get a fine and community service, where he has to go around to school kids and talk about not having a gun.. :coffee:

tony hipchest
02-15-2009, 05:16 PM
see, im from the wild west and a bit old school...

whats wrong with wearing a gun in a holster on your hip? its legal and looks pretty damn cool.

TackleMeBen
02-15-2009, 05:29 PM
see, im from the wild west and a bit old school...

whats wrong with wearing a gun in a holster on your hip? its legal and looks pretty damn cool.
that was a totally different time, and people seemed to have more common sense on when and where to use guns.

St33lersguy
02-15-2009, 06:03 PM
I find it hard to believe that Lynch was actually selected to the Pro Bowl. He and Jay Suckler two worst players in the pro bowl this year.
Another drawback to fans voting in the pro bowl

KeiselPower99
02-15-2009, 06:10 PM
but he got 1000 points

Grand Theft Auto has ruined so many people. I often drive down the road and see people on the sidewalk and wonder how much they are worth.

lilyoder6
02-15-2009, 06:51 PM
i wonder how many stars he got.. after he hit the person...

Galax Steeler
02-16-2009, 04:06 AM
Grand Theft Auto has ruined so many people. I often drive down the road and see people on the sidewalk and wonder how much they are worth.

That game is so cool.

Dino 6 Rings
02-16-2009, 07:27 AM
Grand Theft Auto has ruined so many people. I often drive down the road and see people on the sidewalk and wonder how much they are worth.

actually, GTA stole that idea from the old time tradition of saying that stuff out loud when you were a teenager and first got your license to drive. At least, I know me and my friends would do that. "Little Old Lady, 500 points"

as for this fool getting arrested. I'm suprised more athletes don't get in trouble with guns to be honest.

klick81
02-16-2009, 10:26 AM
Ha! I work in Culver City and hadn't heard about it. He should have known better than to carry a weapon in Los Angeles. This ain't Texas!

HometownGal
04-10-2009, 09:32 AM
Dumb ass. :shake01:

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/04/09/marshawn-lynch-suspended-3-games/?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl4|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fnfl.fanhouse.com%2F200 9%2F04%2F09%2Fmarshawn-lynch-suspended-3-games%2F

Marshawn Lynch Suspended 3 Games

Posted Apr 09, 2009 12:30AM By Will Brinson

Marshawn Lynch recently got in more trouble with the NFL when he was arrested on a concealed firearm charge. It was later revealed that Lynch also had marijuana on his person at the time, although no charges were filed.

Because this was Lynch's second run-in with the law in the past 12 months, it was more or less assumed that the Bills' running back would be suspended by the NFL. And now it's official, according to a report from ESPN's Michael Smith, Roger Goodell will suspend Lynch for the first three games of the 2009 season.

Smith reports, via sources, that an announcement is expected as early as Thursday afternoon and that Lynch will appeal the suspension.

None of this is surprising, of course. In today's NFL, if you have two criminal brushes in the span of 365 days, you can expect a suspension, particularly if those charges involve the phrases "striking a female pedestrian with a car" and "carrying a concealed weapon."

For the Bills, this news couldn't come at a worse time; they're focusing on shoring up other areas in this month's NFL Draft and yet, suddenly find themselves with one suspended running back and another member of the backfield -- Fred Jackson -- unhappy with his contract situation.

In other words, Lynch's troubles might not totally alter the 2009 NFL Draft, but his suspension certainly isn't bad news for prospects like Beanie Wells, Knowshon Moreno and Donald Brown, who are hoping to see their first-round value boosted.

BrandonCarr39
04-10-2009, 09:42 AM
Dumb ass. :shake01:

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2009/04/09/marshawn-lynch-suspended-3-games/?icid=main|htmlws-main|dl4|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fnfl.fanhouse.com%2F200 9%2F04%2F09%2Fmarshawn-lynch-suspended-3-games%2F

Marshawn Lynch Suspended 3 Games

Posted Apr 09, 2009 12:30AM By Will Brinson

Marshawn Lynch recently got in more trouble with the NFL when he was arrested on a concealed firearm charge. It was later revealed that Lynch also had marijuana on his person at the time, although no charges were filed.

Because this was Lynch's second run-in with the law in the past 12 months, it was more or less assumed that the Bills' running back would be suspended by the NFL. And now it's official, according to a report from ESPN's Michael Smith, Roger Goodell will suspend Lynch for the first three games of the 2009 season.

Smith reports, via sources, that an announcement is expected as early as Thursday afternoon and that Lynch will appeal the suspension.

None of this is surprising, of course. In today's NFL, if you have two criminal brushes in the span of 365 days, you can expect a suspension, particularly if those charges involve the phrases "striking a female pedestrian with a car" and "carrying a concealed weapon."

For the Bills, this news couldn't come at a worse time; they're focusing on shoring up other areas in this month's NFL Draft and yet, suddenly find themselves with one suspended running back and another member of the backfield -- Fred Jackson -- unhappy with his contract situation.

In other words, Lynch's troubles might not totally alter the 2009 NFL Draft, but his suspension certainly isn't bad news for prospects like Beanie Wells, Knowshon Moreno and Donald Brown, who are hoping to see their first-round value boosted.

For the first 3 games...it WILL be TO time! That's for sure!

Preacher
04-24-2009, 12:13 AM
I dunno...seems like having a gun shouldn't be a crime unless you're already a convicted felon.


I don't think the issue is the fact that he had a gun... as much as it was a "concealed" gun.

tony hipchest
04-24-2009, 12:32 AM
I don't think the issue is the fact that he had a gun... as much as it was a "concealed" gun. its all "legal" semantics though, right?

i mean i can ride through town on a horse with a gun on my hip and be fine. but as soon as i step into my car and take teh holster off and set it on the passenger seat beside me, it is considered "concealed"???? :doh:

has anyone on earth ever buckled up (to abide by the law) with a .357 s&w magnum strapped to their hip? any right handed shooter who has owned a .357 knows this simply isnt happening. :dang:

MACH1
04-24-2009, 12:37 AM
its all "legal" semantics though, right?

i mean i can ride through town on a horse with a gun on my hip and be fine. but as soon as i step into my car and take teh holster off and set it on the passenger seat beside me, it is considered "concealed"???? :doh:

has anyone on earth ever buckled up (to abide by the law) with a .357 s&w magnum strapped to their hip? any right handed shooter who has owned a .357 knows this simply isnt happening. :dang:

Sure it can. Snub nose .357

Wife has a Rossi .357 snubby, only about 6" long.

Fire Haley
04-24-2009, 06:10 AM
Wait a minute - they were sitting in the car and the cops searched for no reason?

*except being black and sitting in a Benz, of course.

Is that legal? Why volunteer that you had a gun?

California sucks.

SteelMember
04-24-2009, 07:37 AM
actually, GTA stole that idea from the old time tradition of saying that stuff out loud when you were a teenager and first got your license to drive. At least, I know me and my friends would do that. "Little Old Lady, 500 points"

as for this fool getting arrested. I'm suprised more athletes don't get in trouble with guns to be honest.

I think that actually came from the movie Death Race 2000. :noidea:

its all "legal" semantics though, right?

i mean i can ride through town on a horse with a gun on my hip and be fine. but as soon as i step into my car and take teh holster off and set it on the passenger seat beside me, it is considered "concealed"???? :doh:

has anyone on earth ever buckled up (to abide by the law) with a .357 s&w magnum strapped to their hip? any right handed shooter who has owned a .357 knows this simply isnt happening. :dang:

Actually, I believe that would be ok. Putting it in you glove box, under your seat or rolled up in a jacket on the floor board would be "concealed". That requires a special licence. :wink02: