Lynch Arrested On Felony Weapons Charge
Bills Statement: The Bills released this statement on the Marshawn Lynch incident: "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."
Lynch Arrest Confirmed: All major outlets now have confirmed that Marshawn Lynch was arrested on Wednesday on a gun possession charge. He allegedly had a loaded weapon in a car. The incident took place in Culver City, California and Lynch was released on $35,000 bond that evening. It is unclear at this time why the car was being investigated by police.
Looks Like It Was Lynch: Pro Football Talk website reports that a press release emailed to them by Culver City Police confirms that it was the Bills Marshawn Lynch who was arrested for felony possession of a concealed weapon. After pulling over a 2006 Mercedes Benz it is reported that a loaded firearm was found and it was determined to reportedly belonged to Lynch. He was booked and later released on $35,000 bond. If these allegations are true Lynch will most likely face problems with the commissioner's office along with any legal hurdles he has. This incident comes on the heels of last May's incident in which a car driven by Lynch hit a pedestrian. He pled guilty to failing to use sufficient care to avoid hitting a pedestrian and was fined $100 dollars.
Lynch Arrest Rumor: There is a rumor around the internet, and we stress it is still just a rumor, that Marshawn Lynch was arrested on Wednesday on felony gun possession. What is known is a Marshawn Terrell Lynch was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm and released later. Nobody has been able to say if it was the Bills' Marshawn Terrell Lynch. It is surprising, that if this did happen on Wednesday, that it hasn't been leaked. No main stream media outlets are reporting this at this time. We will keep you posted.
Wednesday February 11, 2009
Senate Honors Hall Of Famers: Bruce Smith and Ralph Wilson have now been honored in the senate for their selection as inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand drafted a joint resolution commending the two for their contributions to the community and to the team. Schumer mentioned Wilson's loyalty and Smith's determination of putting his heart and soul in every game for the honor.
Monday February 9, 2009
Special Teams Ranked #1: The results are in, the Bills had the top special teams in the league in 2008. The Dallas Morning News is regarded throughout the NFL circles as having the best and most accurate rankings of special teams and they ranked the Bills first for the third time in five years. They also finished first in 2004 and 2005. Teams are ranked in 22 categories and assigned points the lower the number the better. The Bills finished 14.5 points below the number two special teams of the Titans. The Bills finished number one in punt returns and drive starts after kickoffs but finished in the top 10 in seven other categories.
Sunday February 8, 2009
Lynch Plays Well: Marshawn Lynch played well in his first appearance in the Pro Bowl during the AFC's 30-21 loss to the NFC. Lynch finished tied for a game high 48 yards rushing. He did it in only six carries as he averaged eight yards a pop. His longest run was for 18 yards and also had a 17 yard run. He was vintage Marshawn on a fourth and one play when he fought on his own to get the yard for the first down. He had one catch for two yards as well. On the negative side he was called for holding once. Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals picked up where he left off in the Super Bowl as he scored two touchdowns.
Last Chance For Football: Many people don't like the Pro Bowl but it is the last chance for football until the Bills battled the Titans during the Hall of Fame game on August 9th. There is one Bill to watch today as Marshawn Lynch is the lone Bill that will play today.
Saturday February 7, 2009
Jackson An Interesting Story: Fred Jackson re-iterated his stance to ESPN.com's Tim Graham when he said he wants a long term deal from the Bills and stay in Buffalo his whole career. Of course as a restricted free agent Jackson has no barganing power. If the Bills tender him an offer of $460,000 he is stuck with the Bills. Buffalo will probably try to honor Jackson's request with a three or four year deal but they don't have to. A qualifier offer locks him up for another year. It makes for an interesting off season dilemma for the Bills.
Thursday February 5, 2009
Simpson Looking To Keep Record Clean: Ko Simpson was back in court last week after being arrested on early New Year's Day and charged with hindering police. Simpson hopes to avoid a criminal record by seeking a pretrial intervention. If he is accepted he would have to complete a program that includes 50 hours of community service and pay about $600 and then his record would remain clean upon completion of the program. Simpson was arrested following an altercation outside a South Carolina bar in which he came upon a scene where his friends were being arrested and he was taken in after allegedly interfering with the arrests. Simpson denies any wrongdoing.
Wednesday February 4, 2009
Schobel Won't Need Surgery: The Bills got some good news on the injury front as it was determined that Aaron Schobel won't need surgery on his Lisfranc foot injury. He had a 15 minute workout yesterday with the team's trainers and also underwent an MRI and had x-rays. It was concluded he won't need the surgery that would have meant six months of rehabilitation. Schobel was able to drive off the foot which is something he couldn't do in the past. Schobel said his stride was fine and he could play right now if he had to but he does need to get ready for the season. He called it a big relief that he doesn't need surgery. Injury Page.
Tuesday February 3, 2009
Front Office Page Launched! Bills Daily has released our 2009 edition of our exclusive front office page. It lists all the team's free agents along with what we think they will do with them. It also lists all player and personnel moves along with contract details on one easy to read page. The Bills have nine unrestricted free agents with four of them coming on the offensive line. A re-tooling at that position is inevitable. Front Office Page.
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