Lynch’s attorney blames race for DUI

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Ivan Golde, the attorney for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is implying that race played a role in his DUI arrest. Yep you read that right, Golde is suggesting race played a role in Lynch getting arrested for driving under the influence. How’s that the case I have nooooooo idea.

Things are getting racial in the Marshawn Lynch DUI case — the NFL star’s lawyer tells TMZ he believes the two white cops who arrested Lynch may have had it out for the running back because of the color of his skin.

Lynch was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol in Oakland back in July and was arrested for drunk driving after officers say his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. In the police report, cops said they had noticed the Seattle Seahawks running back had been swerving all over the road.

Ivan Golde, tells us “There may be an issue of police misconduct/racism based on the fact that you have two white cops [and] an African American defendant by himself.”

Golde believes the proof may rest in the fact that the incident was NOT captured on the CHP dash cam. Golde claims cops told him the recording device was “not functioning properly” during the arrest.

“There’s an inference, a possibility … it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to say that the police maybe turned it off,” Golde says. (TMZ)

So the cops had it out for him because he was black? I’m guessing Golde is saying that the Lynch’s alleged swerving all over the road? To me it sounds like an attorney who knows his client is guilty and is looking for any excuse he can to get his client off.

TMZ also has a statement from the California Highway Patrol that disputes the entire allegation.

I guess we’ll see what the courts decide when Lynch has his day.

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