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 He had his license was revoked in 2008 after pleading guilty to “failing to exercise due care toward a pedestrian.”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
First off, we know the questions you all have on your minds: what was Kidd’s blood alcohol concentration when he was arrested and was it enough to make it into the World Famous BadJocks BAC Rankings?
And the answer: we don’t know . . . at least not yet. What we do know is that Kidd–who just joined the Knicks on Thursday–was at a charity event prior to the arrest and was allegedly pretty intoxicated. So much so that the folks at TMZ are claiming to have a picture showing Kidd being carried out of the event just prior to driving off. Hard to say what’s really going on in that pic, but we can say that if the charges hold up against the future NBA Hall of Famer, than it’s NOT a good start to his career in New York.
And the worst part of this whole incident? According to some reports, Kidd allegedly hit a telephone pole in his Escalade and knocked out cable TV service for hours–HOURS!– to the local residents.
Source: Fox Sports
There’s nothing like spending a nice, leisurely day on the golf course enjoying sun, your friends and the occasional drunk driver who just happens to be stuck in a bunker next to the 14th green. Meet Patricia A. Maione, 46, of Uxbridge, MA who claims she ended up in the sand trap at the Whitinsville Golf Club in Northbridge because her GPS told her to turn left into a cornfield and she did.
Once in the (bleeping) cornfield, of course, she had no choice but to keep going which is how she ended up on the golf course, driving 45 mph at one point. Apparently the GPS also told her to turn into the bunker, which ultimately stopped her car and lead to her arrest by police. Maione claims that the half a liter of vodka she allegedly consumed earlier in the day (this happened in the middle of the afternoon) played no role in her misfortune. And the cup of booze that cops found inside the car was just there for safe keeping, right?
Maione was charged with driving with a suspended license; drunken driving, fourth offense; negligent driving; and driving with an open container of alcohol in the car.