Seahawks cornerback Marshaven Lynch said Wednesday that he would prefer to avoid any legal troubles in his bid to return to the NFL, even if that means risking his job.
“I would love to get back in the NFL.
I love the game,” Lynch said during a conference call with reporters.
“I don’t want to be an agent.
But if you ask me, if I get back into the league, I don’t think I would like to do anything wrong.
I’m just going to be myself and play my game. “
That’s what I want.
I’m just going to be myself and play my game.
If you can do that, I’m all for it.”
Lynch, who was arrested on Dec. 14 in Houston for allegedly driving under the influence, is the latest player to announce he’s seeking reinstatement in the wake of a concussion he suffered in last month’s game against the New England Patriots.
He was not arrested or cited by police, and the league has not released any information about his status or the case.
He’s scheduled to be reinstated next week.
Lynch said he has not yet reached out to the league.
“My agent is doing a great job,” Lynch told reporters.
“(I) feel good about everything and everything that’s going on right now.”
Lyncy said he wants to make sure the process is fair and that the league respects his right to pursue his career.
“Obviously, we have to be honest,” Lynch added.
“Everybody has the right to be who they are and be able to pursue their career.”
The Seahawks signed Lynch to a two-year, $15 million contract in the offseason.
He has five sacks in 11 games and was named to the Pro Bowl last season after playing in eight games for the 49ers.
He is entering his fourth season in the league and his first with Seattle.
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