Marshawn Lynch pled gulity to a misdemeanor count of carrying a firearm in a vehicle. The Bills running back is looking at three years probation.
From the Buffalo News:
Two other misdemeanor counts against Lynch – one for carrying a loaded firearm and one for carrying an unregistered firearm – were dropped, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court officials.
Lynch was sentenced to 36 months probation and was ordered to do 80 hours of community service by Sept. 1.
Lynch released a statement through his attorney, Gerald Schwartzbach. The statement read:
“Today I pled guilty to a misdemeanor violation of having a firearm in a vehicle. I am embarrassed by my recent arrest and conviction. I deeply regret that I placed myself in this situation. I have made mistakes in the past. Although I have learned many lessons over recent years, I obviously have not learned enough. I apologize to my family, the Buffalo Bills organization, my teammates, the Buffalo community, and Commissioner Goodell. I have already learned from this recent mistake and am sincerely committed to being a more responsible citizen and better representative of the NFL.”
It is Lynch’s second court case in the past year. His involvement in a hit-and-run incident in Buffalo last year was reduced to a traffic violation.
Hopefully this is the last time we have to hear about Lynch and the law although it’s likely the league will come down on him in some way, shape or form. The Bills have more than enough on-the-field problems to worry about as it is.