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Marshawn Lynch to plead guilty to charge of reckless driving

Marshawn Lynch’s attorney, Ivan Golde, announced Thursday that his client will plead guilty to a charge of reckless driving Friday, thus bringing an end to a pending DUI case.

Lynch was arrested on by the California High Patrol on July 14, 2012. He recorded a .08 blood-alcohol level during the field sobriety test.

Golde said that Lynch wants to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to avoid a public trial:

We are resolving the case Friday by pleading to a wet reckless. We have a strong case for trial and could win the case, but the last thing he needs is to go through a public trial.

 

He’s a Super Bowl champion, and he has endorsements pending. For a guy in his position, it just doesn’t make any sense to go through a public trial. He has a lot at stake here. You know Marshawn. He’s not a media guy. It wouldn’t have been good for him to go through all that.

Lynch will have to attend six classes on driving safety as part of the deal.

[Source: ESPN]

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