Authorities alleged that Fred Jackson, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, crashed his sports car into a large planter box and stop sign outside the team’s practice facility. Authorities then alleged he dragged the sign across the two-lane road before coming to a stop. According to a recent news article from ESPN, Jackson was not hurt in the crash. Witnesses say Jackson’s black Corvette sustained moderate front-end damage.
While this seems like a somewhat simple situation, matters were made more complex by the fact that TMZ reported Jackson and Marshawn Lynch, a fellow Seahawks’ running back well known for his refusal to speak with the media during last year’s Super Bowl, were involved in an illegal street race at the time of the crash. Continue reading