Another felony gun charge

February 16, 2009

criminal law

** UPDATE: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/11462368/rss

Lynch has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and three years of probation.

Source: http://sports.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20090220.wsptlynch19/GSStory/GlobeSportsFootball/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20090220.wsptlynch19

 

** UPDATE: Lynch has now been charged with three gun related misdemeanours (possessing a concealed, loaded and unregistered firearm) but police have not pressed any drug charges in relation to the marijuana cigarettes also allegedly found in the car.

 

 

 

On a similar note, Marshawn Lynch (running back for the Buffalo Bills) has also been arrested on felony gun charges, this time in Culver City in California. Lynch was allegedly sitting in a parked car with two other men carrying a loaded firearm. Sports Network, who carried the story, are unclear though on the exact facts regarding whether Lynch has a licence to carry a firearm.

 

Scott Berchtold, Bills vice president of communications released a statement stating: ”We can confirm that Marshawn was arrested in California and has retained an attorney. We are in the process of trying to gather the facts and will not offer a comment while that process is ongoing.”

 

Source: http://www.bnd.com/sports/football/story/656772.html

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