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Bills RB Lynch sued by woman he hit with his car in 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A pedestrian who was hit by Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch's SUV in 2008 is suing the player, claiming he was drunk and that she was permanently injured in the accident.

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Timothy O'Connell, the lawyer representing Kimberly Shpeley, says a civil claim for an unspecified amount in damages was filed in Erie County Court on Dec. 28. He declined to discuss the Canadian woman's injuries.

Lynch's lawyer, Michael Caffery, denies that Lynch, 23, was drunk. Caffery notes that Lynch wasn't charged with driving while intoxicated.

Lynch's Porsche struck Shpeley in the city's bar district at about 3:30 a.m. in May 2008. He pleaded guilty to failure to exercise due care toward a pedestrian and was fined $100.

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