Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s court date scheduled for today regarding a motion to suppress evidence in Alameda County Court was continued to Nov. 1, according to Teresa Drenick, assistant district attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office.
Lynch’s court date stems from charges filed against him for driving under the influence of alcohol in July of last year.
Lynch’s next court date regarding the matter is a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Thursday, but the parties may negotiate and resolve the matter outside of court at anytime.
If the parties cannot come to an agreement, then the next likely step would be that the matter would be set for trial. At this time, no trial date has been set, but a readiness hearing is scheduled for Dec. 27.
With the readiness hearing not scheduled until Dec. 27, it's unlikely that Lynch will face any punishment that will impact his status for the 2013 season. Owners can now take him with confidence in the late 1st/early 2nd.