The Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch was officially cleared by police of any wrongdoing on Wednesday night. According to sportsline.com, the Bellevue, WA police released a statement about Lynch’s innocent in an alleged assault and property damage.
Although the case remains open, the police stated that Lynch was not “involved in the incident in anyway.” The alleged assault took place on Sunday August 10, and by Monday the police were actively investigating the Seahawks’ running back.
Here’s an excerpt via the Seahawks organization. "While we maintain the utmost respect for the investigative process, after speaking with Marshawn, we are comfortable these accusations are bogus," the statement said.
Lynch has had a tumultuous preseason training camp that saw him hold out the first week. He was sitting out in hopes of getting a new contract with the team. Instead, Lynch received a higher base salary in 2014. He seemed to be ready to roll until last weekend’s allegations.
However, now that these allegations are behind him, Lynch can focus on getting some live reps during Friday’s game against San Diego. Marshawn missed the first game against Denver as he got acclimated to football. It’s likely that he’ll get a chance to play a series or two, before resting up for the third preseason game.
In his last two seasons, Lynch has carried the ball over 300 times. They have both resulted in his best years too. He has scored 26 total touchdowns in the span for the Seahawks. Unless he receives a significant cut in his carries, Marshawn Lynch will surpass the 2000 carries mark in his career. He’s already approaching 8000 career rushing yards, and special year could have Lynch surpassing 9000 yards.
That could have been a lot of missed production for the Seahawks if the allegations were held up and brought to trial. Instead, “Beastmode” will be on full display in 2014.
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