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RhymesayersDU
04-08-2009, 08:53 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4054396

Bills RB Lynch suspended first 3 games
By Michael Smith
ESPN.com
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Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch for the first three games of the 2009 season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, according to sources.

An official announcement could come as soon as Thursday. Lynch is expected to appeal the suspension.

Lynch will lose approximately $112,000 of his $635,000 base salary for 2009 during the suspension.

Lynch was arrested near Los Angeles Feb. 11 and later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge. In searching a parked car carrying Lynch, Culver City police found a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun inside a backpack in the trunk.

Prosecutors said the backpack contained other items belonging to Lynch. Police said they also found four marijuana cigarettes in the car, but no drug charges were filed.

After pleading guilty to having a concealed firearm in a vehicle, Lynch was sentenced last month to 80 hours of community service and three years' probation. The Bills' 2007 first-round draft pick also issued an apology.

"I am embarrassed by my recent arrest and conviction," Lynch said. "I deeply regret that I placed myself in this situation."

Lynch met with Goodell at his office in New York on March 17.

It was Lynch's second brush with the law in less than a year. Last June, Lynch pleaded guilty to a traffic violation and admitted driving off after striking a female pedestrian with his car near Buffalo's downtown bar district May 31.

Goodell did not discipline Lynch for the traffic violation after meeting with him at training camp last summer.

Lynch had eight touchdowns and rushed for 1,036 yards last season. He went to his first Pro Bowl game last month, running for a game-high 48 yards during the AFC's 30-21 loss to the NFC.

Los Broncos
04-08-2009, 08:55 PM
Rolling around with guns and pot, nice.

NFLBRONCO
04-08-2009, 08:57 PM
Will this mean we'll find out about BM soon?

CHANGSTER
04-08-2009, 09:10 PM
Hitting someone with you car then bailing and being CONVICTED of gun charges. I don't see any way he could justify suspending Marshall for any time at all imo.

tsiguy96
04-08-2009, 09:10 PM
hit someone with your car then carry concealed drugs and get 3 games. get arrested on BS charges that the judge laughs at then tosses out within 12 hours, marshall is looking at 8 games minimum.

KipCorrington25
04-08-2009, 10:20 PM
The dude is creepy, does he have the same disease as Rocky Dennis?

TheReverend
04-09-2009, 07:06 AM
I mean... he's gotta be blowing the commissioner, right?

no-pseudo-fan
04-09-2009, 08:21 AM
B Marsh will not get suspended. Guns and Drugs, guns and shooting himself, murders, and ex-falcon dog fighters, the commish has more to worry about than some stupid open and shut case.

BlaK-Argentina
04-09-2009, 08:54 AM
hit someone with your car then carry concealed drugs and get 3 games. get arrested on BS charges that the judge laughs at then tosses out within 12 hours, marshall is looking at 8 games minimum.

No one knows how long Marshall's suspension will be, or even if he gets suspended at all. Don't jump the gun just yet.

Popcorn Sutton
04-09-2009, 09:17 AM
B Marsh will not get suspended. Guns and Drugs, guns and shooting himself, murders, and ex-falcon dog fighters, the commish has more to worry about than some stupid open and shut case.

Wow. Just Wow!!!