Marshawn Lynch leaving the sideline last Thursday to defend fellow Oakland native Marcus Peters will officially cost him a game, the NFL decided on Tuesday.
The league heard the Oakland Raiders running back’s case on Monday, when he argued that other players had not been banned for making contact with an official. But, according to NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan in a report by ESPN, Lynch leaving the sideline area to join the fracas triggered the suspension.
The Raiders play at Buffalo on Sunday. Lynch was drafted by the Bills in 2007. He played there until 2010, when he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a pair of draft picks.