Former Seattle Seahawks and Las Vegas Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is in trouble with the authorities. The 36-year-old was stopped by police on Tuesday in Las Vegas and told authorities that the car he was in was stolen.
The running back then had to be forcibly removed from the car, which was damaged; it had no tire on the front driver's side and dents along the sides, as per TMZSports.com.
Lynch was forcibly removed from the vehicle after refusing to cooperate with the police, who wanted to get a blood alcohol sample.
Lynch said that the car he was in was stolen and that he had not been drinking, even though police detailed in reports that he reeked of alcohol. With the running back admitting the car was stolen, it led to one fan thinking that Lynch was trying to fool the police.
"That's called insurance fraud."
Since the car was stationary and missing a wheel, it was clear that it had hit a nearby sidewalk. Many redditors have trolled the running back over his version of events, although some said he was smart.
It is certainly not a good look for Lynch and according to TMZ Sports, he is due in court in December.
Marshawn Lynch was a star in the NFL
The fact that Marshawn Lynch was nicknamed 'Beast Mode' tells you all you need to know about how the running back played football. He started out with the Buffalo Bills in 2007 and had back-to-back seasons of over 1,000 yards rushing.
Then, he made the move to Seattle in 2010 after four games with Buffalo that season.
The running back made his name with Seattle. He was a Pro Bowler for four consecutive seasons in Seattle as the Seahawks won the Super Bowl in 2013.
In his first four years with Seattle, Lynch totaled over 1,000 rushing yards and double-digit rushing touchdowns each season. On February 2016, the running back announced his retirement from the league, but it didn't last long.
He signed with the Raiders in April 2017 and played for two seasons before making his way back to Seattle in 2019. He played just one game before retiring again.
One of his most famous moments was his 67-yard rush against the New Orleans Saints in the 2010 wild card round that led to a minor earthquake caused by the cheering of the fans in the stadium.