It appears that the legal situation for Bills RB Marshawn Lynch is going to be resolved sometime next week. WGR is reporting that Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark told reporters today they have reached an agreement in principle with Lynch and his attorney.
“This whole agreement is predicated on the fact that he was driving the car,” Clark said. “Has he said that officially– the answer is no. But obviously the reason we were here and in these negotiations were all predicated on the fact that he was driving the vehicle. This, at its worst, is a vehicle and traffic misdemeanor. In the hierarchy of criminal conduct, this is certainly in the bottom third.”
Lynch has been staying quiet on the whole case over the last few weeks, but once the matter is put to rest, he is expected to release a statement and talk to the media about what went down. Friday’s announcement came as a grand jury was scheduled to begin hearing testimony in the case. Several Bills players and front-office employees had been subpoenaed by investigators.