Police investigating hit-and-run incident; Lynch possibly involved? (Photo Source)
WGRZ-TV in Buffalo is reporting that Buffalo police are currently investigating a hit and run accident involving a car owned by Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch.
The incident reportedly took place at 3:30 AM on Saturday morning. A female pedestrian was struck by the car and remained lying in the street for a quarter of an hour before walking to an ambulance under her own power, according to witness reports discussed in the linked article above.
As it stands right now, Lynch is only involved in the story because the car is registered in his name. According to the report, it is still unclear if Lynch was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident, or if he was even in the vehicle at all. As the police investigation continues, we should learn more about the extent of Lynch's involvement in the situation. The Bills and Lynch's attorney (who is out of town) have not yet commented on the incident.
Obviously, it's never good to hear that one of your football players is tied into a legal issue, even as loosely as Lynch is now. It never helps when that player is the best player on your team. Lynch has proven that he can be a positive community force and an energizer to his teammates; character questions surrounded him entering the NFL last season, but those who saw him in college have claimed that those character issues were blown out of proportion.
Keep it locked in to Buffalo Rumblings, as we'll work hard to keep track of this situation as it develops.