No. NO. NOOOOOOOOO!
Just heard an article on KABC News in LA that Marshawn was arrested in Culver City for possession of a firearm. They had a copy of his booking photo. No more details, and I haven't found a link, yet.
The weird part is that there's been no coverage of this outside of that report, so maybe it isn't totally for sure that it was Beast Mode. But two Cal fans have seen it and verified it from BI, so the original report at least exists.
This is depressing. I'm not even ready to think about the basketball game. PLEASE MEDIA, BE WRONG AGAIN!
Just got off the line with the Culver City PD Watch Commander. He read me what sounded like a formatted press release which stated that ML was among three men who were stopped on February 11 riding in a Mercedes Benz in that City. A hand gun was found concealed in the vehicle and follow up investigation confirmed that the gun belonged to Marshawn Lynch. Lynch was booked for possession of a concealed weapon and he was subsequently released on bail. The case will be presented early next week to the DA who will decide whether or not to prosecute. That is all that the WC had available. He referred me to their media Lieutenant who will be out for the next several days. It will be interesting to see whether the story goes any further over the next few days. If no one has run with it so far, it might get more play if and when the DA decides to prosecute.
EDIT: LA County Sheriff has information on a Marshawn Terrell Lynch, born 4/2/86, being arrested on a felony charge on 2/11/09 at 1800, being released on bail of 35K at 2045. You can do a search of his name here. Coverage or no coverage, it looks like it happened.
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