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Marshawn Lynch Arrested? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

On Sunday August 10, the Seattle Seahawks’ star running back Marshawn Lynch allegedly assaulted and damaged a woman’s personal property. Lynch has yet to be arrested since the crime is still under investigation. Watch the video above to see an E60 bio about one of the NFL’s most talented RBs.

Here’s what you need to know about him:


1. He is Accused of Damaging a Woman’s Apartment in Bellevue, Washington

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In the middle of the night, Lynch allegedly broke wrecked the home of a woman in Bellevue, Washington just outside Seattle. Lynch is a key player on the defending Superbowl Championship team the Seattle Seahawks and a lengthy and expensive suspension will be looming over him if the woman is proven correct.


2. No Sexual Assault Was Involved

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The woman has pointed a finger at Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch in regards to the destruction of property, however she confirmed no sexual assault was involved in the crime. The motive for the crime has not yet been uncovered.


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3. He Has Not Been Arrested Yet

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The police do not have enough information to arrest him just yet.

The Bellevue police report read:

On August 10, 2014, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the Bellevue Police Department received an allegation of an assault and personal property damage at a downtown Bellevue apartment unit. The incident was alleged to have occurred at 2:30 a.m. on August 10. The female victim alleged that the suspect was Marshawn T. Lynch. No domestic violence or sexual assault was involved in the allegation. The case has been assigned to a detective and is an active investigation. The Bellevue Police Department is in the process of gathering the facts of this alleged incident, including verifying whether or not Mr. Lynch was in fact involved. No arrests have been made. There is no further information available at this time.


4. The Seahawks Just Increased His Salary By $1.5 Million

Unfortuately for the Seahawks, they recently tacked on an extra $1.5 million bonus to Lynch’s annual salary of $5 million. Lynch is now making $6.5 million after refusing to participate in training camp until the Seahawks agreed to a new contract. His previous one was a four-year, $30 million extension with the Seahawks.

Lynch started camp on Tuesday August 12 despite the chaos ensuing.

However, the Seahawks released a statement on August 12 after speaking with Lynch rebuking the claims that Lynch committed the crime.

The one sentence statement read:

While we maintain the utmost respect for the investigative process, after speaking with Marshawn, we are comfortable these accusations are bogus.”


5. He Has Been Arrested Twice Before This

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This is not the first time Lynch has faced problems with the law. In 2008, Lynch’s license was revoked after he struck a pedestrian with his car.

In Culver City, California in February 2009, Lynch was arrested and pled guilty to concealed weapon charges after a after policeman discovered a semiautomatic handgun Lynch’s backpack located in the trunk of his car. Lynch was given community service and put on probation.

In addition, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gave him a 3 game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

In July 2012, Lynch was charged with a DUI when a policeman in Oakland, California noticed him driving recklessly on the freeway. He eventually pled guilty after 2 years of probation and fined an unknown sum of money. Lynch is also forced to go to driving and alcohol safety classes. He has also been in trouble for skipping mandatory media sessions.


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