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Marshawn’s DUI case set for trial on June 21

Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks runningback Marshawn Lynch jokes with teammates as they face the Denver Broncos in the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)


Last year, after Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested for DUI, some in the media assumed that Lynch would serve a suspension during the 2012 season.

For a change, we provided a calm voice of reason, explaining that the league typically doesn’t mete out discipline for DUI situations until after the case is resolved.

A year later, Lynch has still not been punished, because the case remains pending. It won’t, however, be pending much longer.

Via Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune, Lynch’s case will go to trial on June 21. Later this month, the presiding judge will consider a motion to dismiss the case and to suppress certain evidence relating to it.

If Lynch ultimately is convicted of or pleads guilty or no contest to DUI, he faces at a minimum a two-game fine under the substance-abuse policy. His history of off-field incidents could result in an enhanced punishment.