On May 22, 2013, Oakland area attorney Ivan Golde argued before an Alameda County Judge that incriminating evidence against Marshawn Lynch in his DUI case should be suppressed.
Eric Williams of The News Tribune reported the motion to suppress hearing would be continued on July 5th, with no trial date scheduled.
A review of the Alameda County Superior Court website on July 2nd has revealed there is no hearing scheduled for Lynch on July 5th.
Does this suggest that a plea deal is in the works for Lynch? Or perhaps the motion to suppress hearing has been postponed and scheduled for a later date? If the hearing has been postponed and the case does go to trial, it could be foreseeable that Lynch would find himself in an Oakland courtroom facing a jury of his peers instead of being at the VMAC facing Seahawks defensive players during training camp. Or even worse, missing practice at the VMAC for the installation of that week’s game plan for the regular season.
This matter has been drawn out and is approaching the one year mark. Lynch was able to avoid missing any games in the 2012 season due to this situation. Hopefully, that will be the case in 2013.
Drafting Texas A&M running back Christine Michael in the 2nd round of the 2013 draft may prove to be a wise decision in regards to the pending legal issues facing Lynch. If convicted, Lynch faces the certainty of game suspensions from Roger Goodell’s for a violation of the League’s substance abuse policy.