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Marshawn Lynch set to make Amazon 'Thursday Night Football' debut

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 10/12/2022 Jake Nisse For Dailymail.Com

Two months after 'reeking of booze' during a DUI arrest, former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been hired to contribute to Amazon's Thursday Night Football Coverage.

Lynch will contribute to the broadcast's pregame coverage starting this week as the Commanders take on the Bears, marking the start of a feature series called 'N Yo' City,' according to the New York Post.

The news of Lynch's hiring was announced by Amazon's vice president of Global Sports Video, Marie Donoghue, on the 'Marchand & Ourand Sports Media Podcast.'

Marshawn Lynch was arrested for DUI in Las Vegas in October at 7am © Provided by Daily Mail Marshawn Lynch was arrested for DUI in Las Vegas in October at 7am

The move comes two months after Lynch was arrested for DUI in Las Vegas.

The Super Bowl XLVII champ was seen on body cam footage arguing with police before being dragged from his car and falling onto the street.

According to an Impaired Driving Report provided to DailyMail.com at the time of the arrest, Lynch slurred his speech to Las Vegas police, repeatedly fell asleep, reeked of alcohol and strangely admitted to stealing the car.

Lynch was not charged for stealing the car (it's unclear if that claim was true), but he was booked for DUI, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to refuse/surrender and failure to drive in a travel lane.

He was later released on $3,381 bail, and his next court date is set for December.

Donoghue said on the podcast that Lynch's arrest is not the reason why he's starting at Amazon with four Thursday games already played.

Lynch enjoyed a successful playing career with the Bills, Seahawks and Raiders © Provided by Daily Mail Lynch enjoyed a successful playing career with the Bills, Seahawks and Raiders

'I think Marshawn wanted to work through some things,' she said.

'We were already working with him. We never walked away. We just worked through some things with him and we're excited. We can't wait for him to join.'

The five time Pro-Bowler is now joining the media after famously lacking patience for it during his playing career.

On Super Bowl media day in 2015, Lynch answered 'I'm just here so I won't get fined' to every question during his availability.

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