The official ruling is out on Marshawn, and whoo boy, is it harsh.
ESPN is reporting that Marshawn Lynch has admitted to being behind the wheel of the SUV that struck a pedestrian last month in Buffalo. He has apologized to the victim and has pleaded guilty to the traffic violation--failure to exercise due care. That's right. A traffic violation, meaning Lynch will avoid any criminal charges and subsequently any jail time.
Here's an official statement from Marshawn.
But, during an excruciatingly long six-minute hearing in the Traffic Violations Bureau downtown, Judge Thomas L. Gagola also fined Lynch the maximum $100 for the traffic infraction of failing to use due care toward a pedestrian. Lynch also paid a $50 surcharge.
"I will, under these circumstances, impose the maximum fine of $100," Gagola announced from the bench, before revoking Lynch's New York license and his vehicle registration.Man...$150...that's rough. And no NY license? Just throw him in the chair why don't ya? It'd be a lot more humane.
So it's fairly safe to say at this point that this turned out about as bad as it could have for Lynch.
DMV: Alright Marshawn, we're just going to give you a ticket this time...but if you hit someone again, we might have to actually charge you with a crime...
Marshawn: Ah alright...fine....