20 Feb 2009 - Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch has been charged with three misdemeanors after his arrest last week in Culver City in California.
Police says the NFL star was charged with possession of a concealed, loaded and unregistered firearm last Thursday.
Lynch was arrested on February 11 after police smelled marijuana coming from a parked car that Lynch occupied with two other men. Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded pistol and four weed cigarettes. They did not book any of the men for any drug offenses.
Lynch's attorney, Gerald Schwartzbach, says he is pleased his client faces misdemeanors instead of felonies and feels the lesser charges are appropriate for the situation. Lynch's arraignment is scheduled for March 3.