First off, no, we don’t know what his exact BAC was, other than it was over the legal limit of .08%. (And likely not enought to qualify him for the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings.) How much over could impact what Lynch is charged with and the punishment handed down by the team and/or the league. Lynch, who played high school football in Oakland and is college ball at Cal was arrested Saturday after a traffic stop on Interstate 880 and appears to have been cooperative with officers, even submitting to a blood test. (Sorry, no tasering here fellas, move on.)
Like Dez Bryant, this is also not Lynch’s first run in with the law. He had his license was revoked in 2008 after pleading guilty to “failing to exercise due care toward a pedestrian.” Translation? Lynch apparently didn’t realize he ran into a woman outside a Buffalo bar at 3:30 a.m. Oh, and Lynch was also suspended for three games in 2009 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge.
Fantasy Football Impact: In most fantasy football drafts, Lynch is considered a Top Ten pick at RB after a monster year in 2011. If he misses even a few games that could really hurt his value, as well as put more pressure on new QB Matt Flynn to produce in the air without him. Given what Flynn was able to do in the last game of the season against the Lions, that might not be a bad thing and could shift the pass/run balance of the Seahawks attack for the long haul. The real question is which of Lynch’s backups would get the lion’s share of the workload if he’s benched. Most likely right now is unheralded Robert Turbin from Utah State, but there does not appear to be a clear replacement on the squad.
Source: Mercury News