Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chilling with Marshawn


I have tried to wait for more information to come out about this but nothing as of yet. Supposedly Marshawn and two of his boys were chillin in his car. Not sure whether they were outside a friends house, a parking lot, a housing development, but they were in Culver City, CA. The police who happened to be on patrol 'came into contact' with these individuals and one of them realized that one of the individuals was in fact Marshawn Lynch. Supposedly a window rolled down in the car and the police smelled marijuana, which sparked a search of the car. A loaded gun was found and attributed to Lynch, who was subsequently arrested and charged with having a concealed handgun.

I'm normally not in defense of stupid, but this sounds like a lot of baloney. How do officers on patrol happen to 'come into contact' with three (I'm making the assumption here) black men in a Mercedes? Lynch was not given any traffic violation and I haven't seen a verification that any drugs were found in the car. Can you spell C-O-N-S-P-I-R-A-C-Y?

Now Lynch has been in trouble with the law in the past (hitting a woman while driving his vehicle and leaving the scene, she required 7 stitches and had a bruised hip), but now he will probably incur the wrath of the NFL because of his slip ups. I want to wait and see if more information comes out, but right now, it looks like this could get tossed out of court. The NFL may still punish him.
Is this an example of Driving While Black? Just concerned police? Have you heard anything different about this case?

3 comments:

South Loop Social Light said...
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South Loop Social Light said...

ESPN has this story on their site. From the drama that went down with Plaxico shooting himself, the NFL has come down on "repeat offenders" and on things related to guns altogether. I didn't even know that Marshawn was only 22yo (he looks like a beast) but it's a sad thing that black men will continue to get racially profiled but it's not an excuse for his actions. If you're in the NFL and a larger target than most, why are you riding around town getting high and carrying your gun? You can't do all of this in the privacy of your house? I don't know whether to attribute this situation to him being 22 or just a fluke. Who knows...

Inquisitive Mind said...

I will say that I did see a posting somewhere that said the police found what they thought was marijuana in the car, but no charges were pressed for that. The police said they couldn't figure out who the marijuana belonged to. Sounds real fishy.