On Tuesday morning, former NFL player Marshawn Lynch was arrested and charged with Driving under the influence in Las Vegas.
Since the Raiders moved from Oakland to Las Vegas, nothing good has happened to the NFL. It seems like every few weeks, some current or former player is being arrested. Tuesday morning, it was Beast Mode.
— Michael Magaletta (@mikemagz07) August 9, 2022
Shoutout to my boy Michael for Booze Mode. I was saying jail mode, but it wasn’t feeling right when planning this piece.
Lynch made a name for himself by being one of the most rigid running backs to play the game. For the casual football fan, Lynch is best known for snubbing the media at the Super Bowl.
Extremely wealthy people never having a designated driver will always be a point of confusion for me.
— B (@VirindiAC) August 9, 2022
Drinking and Driving isn’t unique to professional athletes. Hundreds of people do it daily. We only hear about it when they do it because they’re famous. Nobody would care if Bleacher Report tweeted that Fran from Costco was nailed for DUI. However, I totally get what B is saying here. Not every professional athlete is super rich, but Marshawn is, so he could have taken a Uber.
Bruh it’s always Vegas lolll
— scthegreat (@SCTHAGREAT) August 9, 2022
The Vegas connection is what’s getting to me. Since the Raiders moved, it’s been a disaster. Last November, Raiders WR Henry Ruggs was arrested for a DUI collision that ended in the tragic death of the driver of the car he hit. Two months later, Ruggs’ Draft Class teammate Nate Hobbs was arrested. New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was arrested for battery in January when he was in Vegas for the Pro Bowl. Now Lynch has been arrested.
Let’s also not forget that the same month NFL owners unanimously voted to approve the Raiders moving from Oakland to Las Vegas, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Nothing good has happened since the move.
I doubt Lynch will face any jail time. What I do know, though, is that for the betterment of the world, the Raiders have to move back to Oakland.