Marshawn Lynch charged with DUI

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch collides with 49ers linebacker Larry Grant at CenturyLink...

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch collides with 49ers linebacker Larry Grant at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., Dec. 24, 2011. (ROBERT SORBO/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 9:11 PM ET

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was formally charged Wednesday in California with driving under the influence.

The former Buffalo Bill was charged by the Alameda County district attorney after being pulled over by cops in Emeryville, Calif., on Saturday. He allegedly blew at, then over, the California legal limit in a blood-alcohol test, which Lynch's attorney, Ivan Golde, said he would challenge.

"We think we have a really strong case," Golde told the Associated Press.

It's not the first time Lynch has been in trouble with the law.

In 2009, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and suspended three games by the league.

A year earlier, he pleaded guilty to a traffic violation in Buffalo, admitting he drove away after hitting a woman with his car near the city's bar district.


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