Dec 29, 2019; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. San Francisco defeated Seattle 26-21. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
By David Close, CNN
(CNN) — Former NFL running back and Super Bowl winner Marshawn Lynch was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Responding officers stopped Lynch at Fairfield Avenue and West Utah Avenue, just north of the famed Las Vegas Strip, and concluded Lynch was impaired, the department said. He was arrested, taken to the Las Vegas city jail and booked, according to the police.
The City of Las Vegas’ official Twitter account posted a booking photo of Lynch on Tuesday.
On Monday, the Seattle Seahawks announced Lynch was hired as a special correspondent for his former team to “produce creative content for a variety of projects.” The announcement was no longer on the team’s website as of Tuesday afternoon.
CNN has reached out to Lynch through the Seahawks for comment.
Lynch, nicknamed “Beast Mode” for his ferocious, physical running style, played 12 seasons in the NFL, winning Super Bowl XLVIII with the Seahawks in February 2014. Lynch retired in 2019 after having played with the Seahawks, Raiders and Buffalo Bills.
Lynch was a standout tailback at the University of California, Berkeley.
Lynch is well known for his community work and activism in his hometown of Oakland, California — cofounding the Fam 1st Family Foundation to support youth programs in the Bay Area.
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