Las Vegas, NV – Police have released bodycam video that shows a Lamborghini owned by five-time National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowler Marshawn Lynch stuck on a boulder after a crash he walked away from in February (video below).
The video of the aftermath of the wreck that ultimately resulted in the former star running back receiving a parking ticket was obtained by a public records request by KLAS.
The February incident is not connected to Lynch’s DUI arrest in August.
Lynch was driving his Lamborghini Aventador at about 4 a.m. on Feb. 22 when he lost control of the vehicle and “collided with landscaping and a fence,” according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department incident report.
Police suspect Lynch was driving at a high rate of speed because his vehicle veered off the road, hit a curb, and traveled another 50 feet before landing on the big rock, KLAS reported.
A person at the scene told officers in the video that he was driving the Lamborghini belonging to his cousin.
“Is this your car?” an officer asked.
“My cousin,” the man replied.
“And you’re saying you were driving?” the officer asked in the video.
“Yup,” the man answered.
“Where’s your cousin?” the officer asked.
“He’s probably at home,” the man told the officer in the video.
But witnesses to the wreck told officers that the driver was a much bigger man who got out of the wrecked sports car and walked away, KLAS reported.
Witnesses said the driver then “returned and began attempting to remove the vehicle from the landscape area,” according to the police report.
A van arrived and someone from that vehicle began helping the driver try to free the car and then the driver left with him when they were unsuccessful.
Officers quickly realized the man on the scene was lying to them about being the driver of the Lamborghini, KLAS reported.
“Who got picked up in the van?” an officer asked.
“No, I came in the van,” the man replied.
“You came in the van — I thought you said you were driving this thing?” the officer replied.
Witnesses told police the driver of the pricey Italian racecar was “a big dude” who was no longer at the scene, KLAS reported.
“They were trying to pull it out before anybody got here,” one officer said in the video “That’s the dude that was driving — a big dude — this is the dude that stayed.”
Police interviewed Lynch three days later and the former NFL star admitted to having been the driver at the time of the crash, KLAS reported.
Lynch said he was unfamiliar with the area and had lost control.
The police report said Lynch told police that people had started showing up at the crash scene and filming it and that he left the area to avoid being filmed, KLAS reported.
Officers cited Lynch for the crash but did not arrest the former football player.
Court records showed the Lynch pleaded nolo contendre to a misdemeanor charge of stopping, standing, or parking prohibited in specified places, KLAS reported.
The Las Vegas Justice Court said the plea agreement had been negotiated by attorneys for Lynch and the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.
Lynch was arrested for DUI on Aug. 9 after police found him asleep in his damaged Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and observed that markings on the pavement showed it had been driven a distance with no left front tire.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below: