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Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch under investigation for alleged assault

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Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch has found himself involved in an assault investigation by Seattle police, according to the News Tribune in Washington.

The Bellevue Police Department released a statement Monday morning saying that the potential incident took place early Sunday morning and that Lynch is alleged to have been involved. Bellevue police stated that they have not been able to verify whether Lynch was involved, but are investigating the situation.

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Trouble with the Law

Lynch, 28, has had a string of run-ins with the law enforcement since entering the NFL as a first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills in 2007, the first of which came when his driver’s license was revoked in January 2008 following a hit-and-run incident in Buffalo.

Lynch was arrested in February 2009 in Culver City, California, after police found a semiautomatic handgun in a backpack in the trunk of Lynch’s car during a traffic stop.He pled guilty to concealed weapon charges and was sentenced to community service and probation.

Following the incident, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him for the first three games of the 2009 season for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. The running back entered a guilty plea for reckless driving following a July 2012 DUI arrest. He received two years probation for the offense.

Trade to Seattle

The Bills traded Lynch to Seattle four games into the 2010 season. 

Ever since that move, 'Beast Mode' has become one of the most impressive three down backs in the NFL. His taking on the burden of the Seahawks offense has allowed Russell Wilson to develop and mature into a SuperBowl winning quarterback that is set to land a big contract in the near future.

Speaking of money, Lynch held out for the first week of Seattle's training camp before returning after the team agreed to turn $1.5 million in incentives and future pay into base salary for the 2014 season. It raised his base salary for this year from $5 million to $6.5 million and it seems Lynch is happy with that rise, for now at least.

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