The sides will meet again on Thursday for a pre-trial hearing, at which point a trial date could be selected. It’s becoming more and more possible that the case won’t reach finality until 2014 or very late in 2013, which may mean Lynch will avoid any 2013 NFL-imposed discipline. The NFL will not impose a suspension until the case is resolved. Report: Lions/Stafford nearing mega extension ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Lions are on the verge of a “blockbuster” extension with Matthew Stafford, and that it could be signed as early as Tuesday. The Detroit Free Press reports Stafford’s contract will be extended by three years, locking him up through 2017. He’ll reportedly bring home “somewhere around” $75 million over the next five seasons, including $43 million guaranteed.
Marshawn Lynch back at OTAs; Luke Willson shines
According to Teresa Drenick, assistant district attorney for the Alameda County District Attorneys office, the motion to suppress was continued to July 5. Drenick also said that no court date has been set. Lynch, 26, was arrested by the California Highway Patrol early Saturday morning on July 14 when a police officer observed him driving north on Interstate 880 in Oakland, weaving in and out of lanes in a white Ford van, and nearly colliding with two cars. After failing a preliminary sobriety test, Lynch was taken into custody and transported to the Alameda County Sheriff departments north county jail in Oakland. Lynch submitted to a breathalyzer test, and the test came back positive that his blood alcohol content level was over the states legal limit of 0.08. The Alameda County District Attorneys office filed charges against Lynch for driving under the influence of alcohol on Wednesday, July 18. Lynch pled not guilty to charges of allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in Alameda County Superior Court last August. Lynch was a no-show on the first day of organized team activities for Seattle this week. However, the Cal product did attend the start of Phase II of the Seahawks offseason training program two weeks ago, and head coach Pete Carroll said he looked in shape and ready to go.
Marshawn Lynch DUI case continued to July 5
Marshawn Lynch. (AP Photo) Lynch, 27, was arrested July 14, 2012, near his hometown of Oakland, Calif., under suspicion of driving under the influence. He was subsequently charged , but the case was delayed until after the 2012 football season. This year, the case has progressed slowly, with the defense asking to suppress evidence and dismiss the case. The suppression hearing was continued late from May until Friday, and now has been continued to November. Lynch, who pleaded not guilty, could face an NFL suspension whether hes found guilty or not. About 3:20 a.m. July 14, 2012, Lynch was pulled over after he was seen weaving between lanes on Interstate 880 near Oakland, according to an incident report from the California Highway Patrol. His Ford Econoline van nearly collided with two other vehicles on the highway, the police report stated.
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch’s DUI case continues with no resolution yet
Kam Chancellor also rested a sore ankle today, but should be okay. Tharold Simon continues to rest a stress fracture foot injury that was an issue back at LSU, and did not practice today. Defensive tackle Jesse Williams also did not practice, giving a sore knee a blow. * Carroll said that John Moffitt indeed has lost weight, and is in the best shape hes been in since arriving in Seattle. Moffitt worked with the first unit at right guard today, while J.R. Sweezy dropped down to work with the second unit. Although I wouldnt read too much into that, as Coach Cable has been moving guys all over the place to evaluate players. * Carroll also mention offensive lineman Mike Person as a lineman who has improved since last season. The Montana product has been working with the second unit at left tackle, and is up from 297 pounds from last season to 309.