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Do you think Lynch will be convicted for DUI and receive suspension?

Do you think Lynch will be convicted for DUI and receive suspension?

Lynch's attorneys filed a motion to suppress evidence in Alameda district court today and the next court date to consider the motion was set for July 5th. I'm not sure why they're trying to stall this thing. I would think they would want to get it over with early so the team knows what it's dealing with. It's not like he's going to beat the rap - he was arrested after failing a sobriety test when pulled over for swerving while driving a van and then submitted a breathalyzer test that showed he was over the legal alcohol limit. It's a pretty solid case against him because of the breathalyzer results. Of course, maybe his legal team doesn't really care about what's the best thing for the Seahawks.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Lynch's attorneys filed a motion to suppress evidence in Alameda district court today and the next court date to consider the motion was set for July 5th. I'm not sure why they're trying to stall this thing. I would think they would want to get it over with early so the team knows what it's dealing with. It's not like he's going to beat the rap - he was arrested after failing a sobriety test when pulled over for swerving while driving a van and then submitted a breathalyzer test that showed he was over the legal alcohol limit. It's a pretty solid case against him because of the breathalyzer results. Of course, maybe his legal team doesn't really care about what's the best thing for the Seahawks.

Yeah the breathalyzer was leaking.
With the Crabtree injury, I'm hoping for a 2 week suspension so the Hawks are down two key performers when we visit CenturyLink on Sept 15th.
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
With the Crabtree injury, I'm hoping for a 2 week suspension so the Hawks are down two key performers when we visit CenturyLink on Sept 15th.

Crabs will be rolling around on the field catching darts in a wheelchair.
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
With the Crabtree injury, I'm hoping for a 2 week suspension so the Hawks are down two key performers when we visit CenturyLink on Sept 15th.

Lynch had a three week suspension for his last problem, carrying an illegal concealed weapon. He was also involved in a hit-and-run accident and was accused of stealing money from a woman in a restaurant. I think everyone is underestimating how hard the NFL is going to come down on him. Either that or I don't understand how the NFL works. I always thought the second offense is dealt with more drastically than the first.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by m_brockalexander:
With the Crabtree injury, I'm hoping for a 2 week suspension so the Hawks are down two key performers when we visit CenturyLink on Sept 15th.

Lynch had a three week suspension for his last problem, carrying an illegal concealed weapon. He was also involved in a hit-and-run accident and was accused of stealing money from a woman in a restaurant. I think everyone is underestimating how hard the NFL is going to come down on him. Either that or I don't understand how the NFL works. I always thought the second offense is dealt with more drastically than the first.


While I agree with you I'd be shocked if he got suspended for more than 4 games
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
While I agree with you I'd be shocked if he got suspended for more than 4 games

4 games is what I would predict. But, I'm not sure because maybe the NFL sees carrying a concealed weapon as a greater offense than the DUI.
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Originally posted by GNielsen:
Lynch has already been suspended once for violating the NFL's "personal conduct" rules, so he might get suspended again for a DUI because it's not really his first violation of NFL personal conduct rules. I think the first two games of the season would be fair.


He had at least two run in with the cops in Buffalo. If he is convicted, he will be suspended--and I think it could be up to four games.

Four games might be excessive, but I think the league is going to hammer the Seahawks hard for the accumulation of violations of league rules.

Simple message needs to be sent to Carroll. Control your players or suffer the consequences. Punto y Final.
C'mon guys. Really? This cat has SERIOUS demons! A four, six, full season suspension ain't gonna help this dude! This is REAL LIFE n***as! And you are concerned about winning a GAME! Now, yes, I want the Niners to beat the crap out of every team that lines up across from them. But, when a dude is in life crisis, my God says to pray for them and NOT revel in their calamity. Get your priorities in order. Maybe then you will live your BEST life!
Originally posted by NinerTy:
C'mon guys. Really? This cat has SERIOUS demons! A four, six, full season suspension ain't gonna help this dude! This is REAL LIFE n***as! And you are concerned about winning a GAME! Now, yes, I want the Niners to beat the crap out of every team that lines up across from them. But, when a dude is in life crisis, my God says to pray for them and NOT revel in their calamity. Get your priorities in order. Maybe then you will live your BEST life!

I dont know this guy. Nor do I know Titus Young. Or Rolando McLain. These guys are world class athletes. They get paid to play a game. I'm sure anyone on these boards would gladly trade places with them. They have had their chance, if they blow it, why would I really care? Oh, a life crisis, oh, a mental issue, oh, I hope he gets help. Why? I'll never meet these people. How they conduct their personal lives means nothing to me. Would you be wishing the best and pray for a stockbroker that sucked up too much coke and got fired, lost his family? No. Because you dont know them and it has no bearing on you.

The only reason fans "care" about players well being is because we see their names all the time, talk about them on boards and get to watch them work a few times a year. Lynch had his chance, got busted, and now should suffer the consequences of his actions. If he gets his life in order or not, doesnt really matter to me. I'm not a hawk fan.

If you truely care about players getting their lives on track, then the league should drop the hammer on him. Set an example that even if you are a superstar player, you screw up off the field, you dont get on the field. Send a message to everyone else in the league.
He should appeal, it was probably a tainted car or something, maybe Richard Sherman was in the trunk
Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
Originally posted by GNielsen:
Lynch's attorneys filed a motion to suppress evidence in Alameda district court today and the next court date to consider the motion was set for July 5th. I'm not sure why they're trying to stall this thing. I would think they would want to get it over with early so the team knows what it's dealing with. It's not like he's going to beat the rap - he was arrested after failing a sobriety test when pulled over for swerving while driving a van and then submitted a breathalyzer test that showed he was over the legal alcohol limit. It's a pretty solid case against him because of the breathalyzer results. Of course, maybe his legal team doesn't really care about what's the best thing for the Seahawks.

Yeah the breathalyzer was leaking.

The chain of custody was broken. It could've been anybody's breath on that thing.
I was trying to find some confirmation on some thing I heard, but I couldn't, so feel free to correct any errors in here! I believe there are 2 possible ways the NFL could react to a Lynch conviction. If they choose to discipline him for violating the drug policy (which includes recreational drugs and alcohol but not PED's) he is a first time offender and will likely either get a fine or a one game suspension. However, they could also decide to discipline him under the personal conduct policy where he is a repeat offender and could be looking at a much more severe fine and/or suspension. I don't know if there are any firm guidelines here, but I have heard 4 games at least talked about. Does anybody have anything that they can add to this? I tried going to the NFLPA site but for some reason can't get on there. I'm sure this stuff must be laid out there.
Originally posted by NinerTy:
C'mon guys. Really? This cat has SERIOUS demons! A four, six, full season suspension ain't gonna help this dude! This is REAL LIFE n***as! And you are concerned about winning a GAME! Now, yes, I want the Niners to beat the crap out of every team that lines up across from them. But, when a dude is in life crisis, my God says to pray for them and NOT revel in their calamity. Get your priorities in order. Maybe then you will live your BEST life!

Calm down, preacher. To discuss the possible suspension length for a player who has broken the NFL rules is not the same thing as "reveling in his calamity." And, let me point out that if he misses games, Marshawn Lynch will not have missed them because of an injury, or what someone like you might call an "act of god." He will have missed them because of decisions HE MADE of his OWN FREE WILL, something I think you believe your god bestowed on him. Almost everyone struggles with crisis in this life, but most of us aren't lucky enough to be so physically gifted and talented that we make it into the NFL and get multi-million dollar contracts. So, while I feel very bad for players who miss time because of injury no matter who they play for, I'm not going to be shedding any big wet tears for a guy like Lynch because all he had to do was decide not to drink booze or having drank the booze, decide to call a cab or in his case, a limousine to cart his ass home.

I can only speak for myself, but I'm tired of holier than thou bible-thumpers coming up on me like I'm not living up to "their god's" standards of excellence.
I'm not sure what the NFL will do with Lynch on this infraction. All of his other violations were labeled under the conduct policy and not the substance abuse policy. Goodell might decide to lump them together and suspend him but i'm not sure if he is allowed to do that under the CBA agreement. Maybe some one here knows!

If he does get suspended I'm fairly confident that Turbin could carry the load for a couple of games and maybe Michael picks up Cables offense quick. MRob is the key to the run game and Turbin showed he had some game last year.

I love Beast Mode but I don't think a suspension of 2 to 4 weeks would kill our season.