The cops say Marshawn Lynch appeared to be completely wasted when arrested for drunk driving earlier this week – falling asleep and falling asleep during interrogation and reeking of alcohol – while telling officers he stole the car he was in stood.
The allegations are all set out in new police documents, obtained by TMZ Sports Thursday.
In the report, cops say they first found Lynch around 7:25 a.m. on Aug. 9 asleep at the wheel of a 2020 Shelby GT500 near the Strip in Las Vegas.
According to the agents in the docs, Lynch’s car was hit — missing a tire and a rim, while displaying “bumps and bumps” elsewhere. They also said pavement markings apparently showed Lynch’s car had slammed into the curbs several times before coming to a stop.
Cops also say in the docs that when they tried to talk to Lynch, he would talk, but then “would then fall back asleep several times throughout the encounter.”
Cops noted that Lynch only had one shoe and claimed the smell of “alcoholic beverage” was coming from the former Seattle Seahawks running back’s car.
During the arraignment, cops say Lynch “stated that he was not drinking or doing drugs, but that he stole the vehicle.”
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Lynch then reportedly refused to get out of the car after officers asked him to step out of the ride.
The 36-year-old was eventually arrested about half an hour into the arrest… but cops in the docs say he continued to be uncooperative after officers obtained a search warrant for get a blood sample from him.
“Lynch was uncooperative or unwilling to comply with the search warrant and City of Las Vegas Corrections Officers had to use a restraint chair to compel a blood draw,” officers wrote in the police report. .
Lynch was eventually booked on multiple counts, including DUI.
Marshawn’s lawyers, Richard A. Schonfeld and David Z. Chesnoffreleased a statement about it on Thursday afternoon… saying: “Marshawn was not arrested for a DUI. Rather, the vehicle was safely parked and not in operation. We are confident that when all evidence is submitted, it will not be a DUI under Nevada law Marshawn appreciates and is grateful for everyone’s interest and support.
The former NFL star – who retired after the 2019 season – is due in court for a hearing in the case in December.