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Pete Carroll pleased with Marshawn Lynch since arrest

  • By Associated Press
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RENTON, Wash. -- Marshawn Lynch received plenty of cheers from the fans sitting on the grassy hill on Saturday as the Seattle Seahawks began training camp.

Whether those cheers get silenced at any point this season because of discipline from the NFL or the Seahawks after his arrest for driving under the influence remains a lingering question.

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"This is something we really can't talk about. Marshawn and I have been on the topic since the first day of it," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "We've had very good communication about it. There is a process going on that we can't even really talk about it. But I'm pleased the way he has worked with us so we understand what is going on. This is a process that really has to take a life of its own and we have to follow that through."

The Seahawks opened training camp with most of the focus on the three-way battle for the starting quarterback position between Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson and Russell Wilson, and whether Lynch might face discipline from either the team or the NFL for his July 14 arrest.

Carroll said he was disappointed in Lynch, who pleaded not guilty earlier this week to charges of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and driving while having a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or higher in Alameda County Superior Court.

"Always concerned and disappointed when anybody gets in any kind of trouble of any kind and didn't know the facts, didn't know anything about it," Carroll said of his initial reaction. "We talked our way through it, understand it and I was pleased the way we were able to interact so we could be on top of it. We'll make it through."

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

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