*Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested near Los Angeles Wednesday night on a weapons charge, police said Sunday.
The 22-year-old star was approached by officers as he and two other men were sitting in a 2006 Mercedes-Benz in Culver City, reports the Associated Press. A search turned up a loaded firearm. Lynch was arrested after officers determined the gun belonged to him. He was released that night on $35,000 bail.
Lynch's lawyer, M. Gerald Schwartzbach, said his client was not involved in a traffic incident. Schwartzbach said the player was in California to visit friends.
Lynch's arrest marked the second time in less than a year that he has been in trouble with the law. In June, the NFL star pleaded guilty to a traffic violation and admitted speeding off in his Porsche Cayenne SUV after striking a female pedestrian near Buffalo's downtown bar district on May 31.
The victim, a 27-year-old woman from suburban Toronto, was treated and released from the hospital later that day after sustaining a bruised hip and cut to her thigh that required seven stitches. Lynch said it was raining hard when he saw a woman dancing in the street and slowed to let pass, then continued on his way. He said he was unaware he had hit anybody.
A judge ordered Lynch's driver's license revoked but the player appealed and was allowed to keep his license.