Well this doesn’t seem shady at all, does it?
The Culver City Police Department on Sunday afternoon released a brief statement with details of the arrest. The statement noted officers spotted three men in a 2006 Mercedes Benz and recognized Lynch as the Bills’ running back.
“A subsequent field investigation led to the discovery of a loaded firearm,” the report said. “The officers determined the gun belonged to Lynch and he was arrested for possession of a concealed firearm.”
So the reason for stopping the vehicle is that Marshawn Lynch was inside it. That’s cool if the officers are looking for an autograph, but is that really proper protocol to search a vehicle? You know the guy inside it?
It’s a touchy issue because we only know what is in the police report, but that’s not a great explanation to start with. This is a case where Lynch’s history may prove to haunt him, but it’s hard to say what will happen based on a charge like this.
I’d hate to sound like I’m defending a guy just because he’s on my team, but I think it looks pretty fishy no matter who Lynch is. He shouldn’t be in that situation in the first place, and now the gun safety issue comes back to the forefront in the NFL. Still, I’d wait and see what comes out about this before passing a judgement just yet.