Las Vegas, NV – Former National Football League (NFL) star running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested for driving under the influence in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning.
Police said that Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officers spotted Lynch driving erratically at about 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 9, KLAS reported.
Officers said the 36-year-old Lynch repeatedly struck curbs along the side of the road before he was stopped by police who “suspected driver impairment,” CBS News reported.
Police pulled him over near Fairfield Avenue and West Utah Avenue and observed that the former professional football player appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, TMZ reported.
“Through the course of the investigation, officers determined that Lynch was impaired and conducted an arrest,” LVMPD said in a statement to CBS News. “Lynch was transported to the Las Vegas City Jail and booked for driving under the influence.”
Authorities said Lynch refused to take a breathalyzer at the scene but that his blood was drawn after he was taken into custody, TMZ reported.
Marshawn lynch mugshot after being arrested for dui 😭 pic.twitter.com/2dPaHTRCPn
— Shannonnn sharpes burner (@shannonsharpeee) August 9, 2022
Lynch played 12 seasons in the NFL and won Super Bowl XLVIII as a member of the Seattle Seahawks in 2014.
The five-time Pro Bowler also played for the Buffalo Bills and the Oakland Raiders.
The arrest came one day after the Seattle Seahawks announced that Lynch would serve as a “special correspondent” for his former team this season, CBS News reported.
Lynch has not played since the end of the 2019 season but has become the co-owner of the Fan Controlled Football (FCF) league’s Beasts team and the Indoor Football League’s (IFL) Bay Area Panthers.
When former President Donald Trump was in office, Lynch walked into his crosshairs when the Oakland Raiders’ running back sat for the National Anthem at the start of a game in Mexico City but stood for the Mexican anthem.
Mexican national anthem being sung on field at Estadio Azteca. And throughout the crowd. Marshawn Lynch rose for it. pic.twitter.com/Pz4GoEfyuw
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 19, 2017
Richard Schonfeld, Lynch’s attorney, refused to comment on his client’s arrest, KLAS reported.