Seattle Seahawks Star Marshawn Lynch Pleads Down in Bay Area DUI Case

By NBC Bay Area staff
|  Thursday, Feb 20, 2014  |  Updated 5:50 PM PDT
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Seahawks RB, Oakland Native Marshawn Lynch Playing in Super Bowl

In 24 hours, the Seahawks and Broncos will be facing off in the first ever cold weather, open-air stadium Super Bowl. Many Bay Area fans may be rooting for a Bay Area star playing for Seattle. Running back Marshawn Lynch grew up in Oakland and played at Cal. NBC Bay Area's Cheryl Hurd reports from Berkeley, where Lynch went to college, and spoke to some of his former coaches.
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's driving under the influence trial in California came to a close Thursday after the NFL star agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving, according to the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

The agreement calls for Lynch to pay a $1,053 fine, attend DUI school for 12 hours and serve two years of probation.

Lynch was arrested in July 2012 on investigation of driving under the influence after he was pulled over on a freeway in Oakland.

Ivan Golde, Lynch's attorney, says he believes that Lynch had a strong enough case to win at trial, but said the Oakland native did not want a public trial considering his high profile with the Seahawks coming off a Super Bowl victory.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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