Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch arrested on DUI charge; growing problem

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Dec 12, 2011, Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) looks away from the bench during the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated St. Louis, 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

The list of players being charged with driving under the influence (DUI) seems to be a disturbing trend and you can add Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to that list.

The Seattle Times confirmed that Lynch was arrested on Saturday morning at around 3:42 a.m. in Northern California.  He was taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol and booked into a Santa Rita jail.

Lynch who has become one of the main star’s on the Seahawks offense was mainly known for his tackle-shedding runs and his well-known love for the tart fruit candy Skittles.

While the Seahawks are issuing the “we’re still gathering information” statement, they probably aren’t pleased with the arrest especially since they gave Lynch a 4-year, $32 million contract in March.

The trend of players being arrested on alcohol and drug charges is becoming the norm this offseason at an alarming rate.  As a matter of fact, it’s becoming something that needs immediate attention.

While NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been touting player safety as the reason for hammering the New Orleans Saints for their alleged  involvement in a bounty program, this involves their safety as well.

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