There have been some questions on the blog about Marshawn Lynch’s pending DUI case in Alameda County, in the Bay Area.
Specifically, there’s been some hand-wringing among the Seahawks’ faithful, with Seattle drafting Texas A&M running back Christine Michael in the second round that Lynch could possibly face a suspension in the upcoming season, depending on his outcome in court.
So drafting Michael could be a sign that the Seahawks wanted to protect themselves.
According to Teresa Drenick, assistant district attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, Lynch has a May 22 court date for a motion to suppress evidence and a motion to dismiss the case.
Another date to keep in mind is June 21, when the case is set to go to a jury trial.
The case will weigh down Lynch's fantasy stock this summer as it's entirely possible that he faces a league suspension if convicted.