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Seahawks’ Lynch arrested on suspicion of DUI

Tue., July 17, 2012, midnight

SEATTLE – Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested early Saturday morning in Northern California on suspicion of DUI.

The arrest was made by the California Highway Patrol at 3:42 a.m., according to the records.

Lynch, 26, is from Oakland. He was transported to Santa Rita jail, according to a report from the San Jose Mercury News. There was no indication if Lynch has been charged nor were further specifics of the arrest available.

The Seahawks are aware of Lynch’s arrest, but there was no comment from the organization other than to say that information is still being gathered.

Lynch could not be reached, and his agent did not immediately return a message left for him Monday night.

Lynch was acquired by Seattle in 2010 from Buffalo, and last season he became the first Seahawk in six years to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season. He was named to the Pro Bowl as an alternate and played in the game as an injury replacement. In March, he signed a four-year, $31 million contract with the Seahawks.

Lynch was suspended for violating the league’s personal conduct policy in 2009 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge. He missed the first three games of the season because of that suspension.

The Seahawks concluded their offseason training last month, and players don’t have to report back until training camp begins at the end of July. The first practice is scheduled for July 28.

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