The NFL announced Tuesday that Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch‘s one-game suspension has been upheld.
Appeals officer James Thrash, jointly appointed by NFL & NFLPA, has upheld 1-game suspension of Marshawn Lynch
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) October 24, 2017
This, of course, means that Lynch will not take part in the Raiders’ Week 8 game against the Bils.
Adam Schefter reported yesterday that Chiefs CB Marcus Peters spoke on behalf of Lynch during the appeal hearing. Interestingly enough, Schefter mentioned that Lynch argued that 9 players, including Aaron Donald and Taylor Lewan last season, made contact with an official, but none were suspended.
The NFL announced that they have suspended Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch one game for unsportsmanlike conduct after running onto the field and shoving a referee during Thursday night’s game, according to Michael Signora.
Lynch ran onto the field from the sideline after an altercation occurred with the Chiefs. He grabbed and shoved an official, resulting in him being ejected.
NFL executive Joe Lockhart said earlier today that the league is reviewing all disciplinary options for Lynch, while Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal points out that his suspension will cost him $79,412 in salary, and $31,250 in roster bonuses.
Lynch, 30, signed a two-year contract with the Raiders that is worth $9 million and can max out at $16.5 million by reaching incentives after being traded from the Seahawks last offseason for a 2018 fifth-round selection.
So far this season, Lynch has appeared in seven games and rushed for 266 yards on 72 carries (3.7 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with four receptions for 38 yards.