ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - Marshawn Lynch's run through Buffalo was anything but dull. Here's a look back at the running back's career marred by run-ins with the law.
On the field, Marshawn Lynch ran over the opposition. Off the field, he ran into some legal problems. The most infamous being a hit and run accident in downtown Buffalo in May of 2008. His Porsche Cayenne struck a Canadian woman. Almost a month later, Lynch accepted a guilty plea to a traffic violation, assessed a $100 fine. His driver's license and car registration were revoked.
His trade to Seattle gets this reaction from Bills fans.
One fan said, "We have three number one running backs with no offensive line, no defensive line. And as I said, I had season tickets for 38 years, Club Level on the 50 yard line and got rid of them two years ago because they're not putting a product on the field."
Eric Holt said, "You have to build for the future. The future is Spiller and Freddie Jackson. Two good running backs is all you need right now."
Marshawn needed his mother and brother when he was drafted by the Bills, so he moved them and several other family members from Oakland to Buffalo. In 2007, he discussed a lesson his mother always tried to teach him.
"One thing she taught us was the importance of commitment," said Lynch.
Last year, just days after appearing in the Pro Bowl, Lynch was in trouble again. Police in California smelled marijuana in his car and discovered a loaded gun. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and sentenced to three years probation.
James Pennington said, "It seems like he's calmed down. He hasn't done anything this season. I think he's okay. I still wouldn't have traded him."
Lynch's run in Buffalo is now over. Some Bills fans expressed disappointment the team didn't get higher draft picks from Seattle for Lynch. Most agree, without an offensive line, it really doesn't matter who is running the ball.
Marshawn Lynch spoke to News 4 about being traded. He thanked his fans and spoke about the teammates he will miss. You can watch that interview here.
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