REPORT: POT WAS FOUND IN LYNCH CAR
Posted by Mike Florio on February 17, 2009, 10:34 p.m. EST
As it turns out, a gun wasn’t the only thing found in a vehicle with Bills running back Marshawn Lynch.
According to WGRZ-TV, police searched the black Mercedes in which Lynch and two others were sitting on February 11 because, after a window was rolled down, authorities smelled marijuana.
And four blunts were found in the vehicle.
Regardless of whether the gun charge creates issues for Lynch as it relates to his employment in the NFL, the marijuana angle will trigger trouble under the substance abuse policy. If Lynch isn’t already in the program, the incident likely will be sufficient to trigger entry into Stage One.
If he’s already at one of the various stages of the program, the incident could move him to the next level, triggering a potential fine or suspension.
Meanwhile, Tim Graham of ESPN.com (whose own employment has yet to be jeopardized by citing us in a recent article) reports that Culver City, California police remain confident that Lynch will be charged with illegal firearm possession.
“When we make an arrest, we believe it to be justified,” Culver City Police Lt. Dean Williams told Graham.