Marshawn Lynch DUI court date may get postponed


Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Marshawn Lynch, who was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence in July 2012, will likely have his court date postponed from Dec. 27, according to his attorney, Ivan Golde.

Golde made this statement on Tuesday, via’s Terry Blount:

"“It’s likely we will get this postponed until after the Super Bowl,” Golde said Tuesday. “There are some discrepancies in the case and it is a very low blood-alcohol DUI. In the end, it will be Marshawn’s decision about how we proceed, but as of now, we plan to take this to trial.”"

The Dec. 27 date was originally set last month, but Golde said that he would push for a continuance, which Lynch does not need to be present for.

Lynch was arrested in Oakland last year and failed a breathalyzer test, which came back positive and showed his blood alcohol content was over California’s state limit of 0.08, according to police.

Last month, a judge in Alameda County denied the motion to dismiss the case.

Lynch could face suspension in the 2014 season, depending on the outcome of the case.

He is currently fifth in the league with 1,042 rushing yards and tied for the league-lead with 10 rushing touchdowns.