Seattle fans loved getting aught up in the Seahawks' historic NFL season that ended with a Super Bowl win this month over Denver. But now, everyone in the city has to get back to their lives - including all the players on the Seahawks squad. For the team's star running back, that meant addressing a charge of driving under the influence he received in July of 2012.
Thankfully, it appears that Lynch won't have to live with a DUI on his record. ESPN is reporting that the 27-year old Seahawk will plead guilty Friday in Oakland, California to a lesser charge of reckless driving. As part of his plea agreement, Lynch will pay a fine (the amount of which has not yet been specified) and serve two years of probation. He will also reportedly have to attend half a dozen classes on alcohol consumption and driving safety in California.
Lynch's lawyer believed that he had a strong case and could have been acquitted of the DUI charge had they gone to trial. But the attorney said that Lynch wants to avoid lengthy public court proceedings and move on with his life. Lynch was pulled over early one morning in Oakland on Interstate 880 after a California Highway Patrol officer reportedly observed the player driving a van while weaving between lanes and almost colliding with two other vehicles. Lynch blew a .08 blood-alcohol level in an on-site test, which is the lowest level in California under which an adult driver can be charged with DUI.