Update: Witnesses say Marshawn Lynch was driving

Lynch is an asshatThere was previously some ambiguity as to whether Lynch was actually driving the Porsche SUV that hit a woman and sped away at 3am last Saturday, but even that glimmer of hope appears to be fading:

WGRZ in Buffalo reports that a source with knowledge of the investigation says four witnesses say Lynch was at the wheel of the vehicle at the time it hit a woman and sped off.

If you’re wondering, in New York a hit-and-run that causes personal injury (but not death) is treated as a class A misdemeanor due to a tougher law passed in ’05:

This legislation also elevates the crime of leaving the scene of an incident involving personal injury, which under current law is a class B misdemeanor (maximum sentence of up to 90 days in jail), to a class A misdemeanor, with a maximum sentence of up to one year in jail, with a second or subsequent violation could be charged as a class E felony.

Refusing to talk to the cops isn’t the kind of thing that will make a judge go easy on you (though it might be his best option at this point). Looks like Lynch could be looking at some jail time. Meanwhile, every keeper league owner on the planet whose setup allowed them to keep Lynch this season is frothing at the mouth right now. I’m not in that group thankfully, but as a Bills fan, I still feel your pain.

Time to take a long, hard look at Fred Jackson and figure out where it might make sense to draft him. Xavier Omon‘s worth keeping an eye on as well.