Marshawn Lynch has spoken publicly for the first time since he was arrested on DUI charges Saturday in Oakland, Calif.
The Seattle Seahawks running back has released a statement on the issue:
“I want to apologize to my family, the Seattle Seahawks, the NFL and the 12th Man for the negative attention resulting from my recent actions,” Lynch said in the statement, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “This is not the type of community leader I have been over the last two years or the one I'm striving to become. I want to assure everyone that I will work to be better and look forward to a very exciting, and very successful season with the Seattle Seahawks.”
Lynch has been suspended previously by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy. This arrest puts him at risk of being suspended again.
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