If the Seattle Seahawks continue to barrel through the NFC and march into the Super Bowl this year, their beastly running back Marshawn Lynch won’t have to worry about non-football related incidents taking his focus away from the task at hand. According to ESPN reporter Terry Blount, the DUI court case for Lynch currently scheduled for December 27th looks as though it’s going to be pushed back until after the Super Bowl.
Lynch’s attorney Ivan Golde spoke out about the delay in the case, per ESPN:
“It’s likely we will get this postponed until after the Super Bowl,” Golde said Tuesday. “There are some discrepancies in the case and it is a very low blood-alcohol DUI. In the end, it will be Marshawn’s decision about how we proceed, but as of now, we plan to take this to trial.”
The case stems from an arrest back in July 2012 in which Lynch was caught weaving in and out of his lane on Interstate 880 in California. Lynch was arrested and charged with a DUI but the case wasn’t to be heard until this December. Golde insists that the officers have changed their story numerous times in regards to what happened the night Lynch was arrested and believes, like all attorneys to, that his client will be found innocent after the case is heard in February.
This means that Lynch’s focus will remain on football throughout the playoffs, where as the previous court date would have put him in front of a judge two days before the end of the regular season.