The Buffalo Bills released a statement regarding the one-game suspension OLB Manny Lawson is facing.
“We are aware of an investigation by the NFL under the Personal Conduct Policy but we have not heard from the league regarding the results.“
Last night, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reported that public records show that Lawson was arrested for a disorderly conduct/domestic violence incident that occurred back in February of 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
However, the charges were dismissed in November of 2014. Graham mentions that Lawson entered a plea deal and entered into a diversion program.
The agents for Bills OLB Manny Lawson denied Tuesday that their client was involved in a domestic violence incident.
There is absolutely no truth that Manny Lawson was involved in DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
— Schwartz & Feinsod (@schwartzfeinsod) August 16, 2016
- Graham adds that Lawson’s one-game suspension can still be appealed.
This comes shortly after the news that DT Marcel Dareus is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Lawson, 32, is a former first-round pick of the 49ers back in 2006. He spent five years in San Francisco before signing on withe Bengals in 2011.
Lawson later joined the Bills in 2013 and has spent the past three years in Buffalo. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $12 million contract that included $4.6 million and stands to make a base salary of $2.35 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Lawson appeared in all 16 games for the Bills and recorded 47 tackles, one sack, an interception and five pass defenses.