Lynch’s DUI arrest falls not under the personal-conduct policy but the substance-abuse policy. And the substance-abuse policy states that, ordinarily, a first-offense DUI results in a fine in the amount of two game checks.
The article goes on to discuss the fact that Lynch can’t be disciplined for a DUI until the legal process is complete. Due to this, even if there is a suspension, it might not come until 2013.
Russ Tucker of ESPN reports that an NFL executive has informed him that Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawm Lynch’s recent arrest defaults his contract and voids guaranteed money included in his deal.
Lynch signed a four-year contract worth $31 million, which includes $17 million in guarantees. If Tucker’s source is accurate, this would end up being a very costly mistake for Lynch to say the least. It’s hard to speculate whether or not his arrest will have an impact on usage this season, but the Seahawks did draft Robert Turbin and have Leon Washington in place as their third-down running back.
In a statement to The Associated Press, the Seahawks wrote, “We are aware of the situation with Marshawn and still gathering information.”
In 2008 Lynch drivers license was revoked after he pleaded guilty to failing to exercise due care toward a pedestrian. Meanwhile in 2009 he was suspended for three games after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge.