The bodycam footage for Marshawn Lynch has finally been released.
It will be really interesting to see how this all plays out.
The police gave him more than enough opportunity to get out of the car, but he refused.
Eventually, they drug him out, and now the games will begin.
I Am Not Moving
The officers gave Lynch clear direction and plenty of time to submit to their request.
You can see in the video that he appears intoxicated.
Officers asked him several times, more than likely aware of who he was, giving him the extra time.
Again and again, he refused to comply.
The officers finally gave up being nice after Lynch stated that he understood what they wanted, but he would not get out of the car.
Then this happened…
— David Charns (@davidcharns) August 11, 2022
The problem as I see it is going to be the knee on the back, which I thought local police forces were being told was no longer a legal maneuver, but I could be wrong on that.
Regardless, the name factor and Lynch being a minority will play a big role in this and how it is narrated in the media.
The bottom line, however, is that he was allegedly DUI, given the opportunity to comply, and blatantly refused.
Considering his size and physical conditioning, I honestly do not fault the officers for being as aggressive as they were as this could have gone south very quickly.
No way he gets to be a martyr here.
Source: Fox News