We thought quiet little Buffalo would be good for the troubled Lynch. We thought wrong, as the RB couldn't avoid the criminal breeding grounds of the T.G.I. Friday's at the mall, where he's accused of stealing $20 from a woman.
A policeman's wife and her friend were out to dinner at the Friday's in the McKinley Mall last month, when the friend was chatted up by an unidentified member of the Bills. Lynch then came over to join them for dinner. When the check comes, you'd expect the one making $3 million a year to say "don't worry about money." And in a sense that's what happened.
When the woman's girlfriend stepped away from the table, Crawford said his wife pulled out a $20 bill to pay their check in preparation for leaving.
Lynch, 23, of Hamburg, then grabbed the money from her hand.
"He takes the $20 out of her hand, and my wife says "What are you doing?' and Lynch says "Don't worry.' When my wife's girlfriend came back to the table, she told her about it. The girlfriend approached Lynch and said, "Give my friend her money back,' and Lynch threatened her saying "Do you know who I am? There's going to be consequences.'
The woman filed a complaint the next day, but waited until the offseason when Lynch was out of town to pursue charges. Lynch, for his part, reportedly told Bills security the woman was a friend in an attempt to downplay the incident.
Oh, Marshawn. To paraphrase the great Arrested Development, "Twenty dollars means means a Jack Daniels Chicken & Shrimp to me/But it means a good deal to you."
Marshawn Lynch accused of stealing $20 [Buffalo News]