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February 20, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Lynch attorney doesn’t expect suspension

Marshawn Lynch’s attorney, Ivan W. Golde, confirmed to the Times today earlier reports that the Seahawks running back has accepted a plea deal of reckless driving, instead of going to trial on a DUI charge, which dates to an arrest in Oakland in 2012.

Golde said he thought there was a “90 percent” chance that Lynch would not have been found guilty of DUI.

But he said a trial “would not have been good for Marshawn, not have been good for Seattle” and that Lynch will instead plead guilty to the reckless driving charge Friday in Alameda County Court.

Golde also said he is confident that Lynch will not be suspended by the NFL, though the league is expected to review the details of the case now that it has concluded.

He said he has not heard that directly from the NFL but that “I think it’s going to be okay. I just think it’s going to be okay.”

Lynch received a three-game suspension in 2009 when he was with Buffalo after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge.

For pleading guilty, Lynch will have to pay a $1,080 fine and attend six driver’s classes in California.

Lynch was arrested in Oakland on July 14, 2012, with tests for blood alcohol content showing him just above the .08 legal limit.

Golde said Lynch was happy with the resolution. “It worked out fine in the long run,” he said.

Seattle general manager John Schneider said Thursday at the NFL Combine he could not speak to the specifics of Lynch’s case other than to say “I hope he doesn’t” get suspended.

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