On the heels of the NFL announcing that Jaguars' Wide Receiver Justin
Blackmon will be suspended for the rest of the season for Substance Abuse,
Marshawn Lynch sees his California
DUI trial continued until December 27. Lynch was arrested on July 14, 2012
for driving under the influence in Oakland on Interstate 880. He pleaded
not guilty to the charges and was recently denied a motion to suppress
evidence and have the case dismissed. According to his attorney, Ivan
Golde, he will be asking to continue the trial until the 2013-2014 NFL
season has come to a close.
The NFL is no stranger to players being arrested for suspicion of driving
under the influence. In addition to Blackmon and Lynch, San Francisco
49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith was recently arrested for DUI in San Jose.
Tragically, last year came to a conclusion with the drunk-driving crash
of Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent that killed a fellow teammate.
Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter in the State of Texas
and faces up to 20 years.
Drunk driving is a serious offense that affects people of every race, gender
and economic position. The number of NFL players arrested for DUI may
seem shocking at first, but only in light of the fact that the DUI arrests
are made so public. As with actors and public figures, it is constantly
broadcasted on the Internet, TV and print media. You may be surprised
at the number of people in your office and even in your family that have
been arrested for driving under the influence. You can learn more about
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