ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - He was known for his "beast mode" on the field and his legal troubles off of it.
But running back Marshawn Lynch is bidding Buffalo "bye-bye" with a trade to the west coast.
Bills management finally decided that the team doesn't need three running backs, Marshawn Lynch will be heading to the west coast.
The Bills traded Marshawn Lynch to the Seattle Seahawks for two draft picks. The team will reportedly get a fourth rounder in 2011, and a conditional sixth rounder in 2012.
"It was a decision that was made and you know it's time to look forward I got a new opportunity ahead of me, you know, just planning on making the best with this opportunity that I have," said Lynch, in a News 4 exclusive.
The former first-round pick for the Bills has had several run ins with the law,
Lynch's car struck a woman on Chippeawa Street in May of 2008. He pled guilty to a traffic violation and paid a $100 fine.
Last year, Lynch was in trouble again.
Police in California say they smelled marijuana in his car and found a loaded gun. He pled guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge and was sentenced to three years probation.
Lynch says he's grateful for the support he got from Bills fans while while in Buffalo.
Lynch said, "Thank you to the fans that did support me out in Buffalo. It was great coming in here week in and week out and just getting the support and love from you guys."
A house became engulfed in flames on Route 243, in Rushford, early Wednesday morning.
A man who was wrongly convicted of second degree murder in 2009 has been set free after spending four years in prison.
Investigators have pieced together who is responsible for dumping a dog on the side of the road inside a zipped up Coors Light thermal bag.
The Cattraugus County Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old male from East Otto was arrested on Monday evening.
News 4 will get a tour of the new gaming floor at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel on Wednesday. The casino pumped $26 million into the main gaming floor.
The Mounted Patrol from the Erie County Sheriff’s Department is kicking off its annual Mounted for Meals food drive.