Marshawn Lynch Suspended For One Game After Pushing Referee
Marshawn Lynch Suspended For One Game
Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders running back and the king not giving a f**k, has been suspended for one game and will lose out on his check $79,411 for making contact with a referee, according to reports from ESPN. The contact took place during Thursday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and Lynch was subsequently ejected. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lynch has appealed his suspension.
It happened in the second quarter after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, A kerfuffle then broke out among players and Peters was hit with a personal foul. Speaking to ESPN SportsCenter’s Michael Eaves, Raiders fensive tackle Donald Penn explained that his teammate Marshawn was simply looking out for Peters:
“Marshawn was just trying to get his cousin and make sure his cousin was safe because Marshawn saw three big O-linemen going after his cousin and Marshawn knows how we get down as fensive linemen. And he knows how his cousin gets down, so I think he was just trying to stop something from getting bigger than it was. He didn’t know if a punch was going to get thrown or if it was going to blow up. I think he was just trying to get in there to get his cousin to the sideline, get things safe, get us back playing.”
After being ejected from the game, Marshawn went up to the stands to watch the game with fans. Following that, he took public transportation home and didn’t exactly lay low like he might have wanted.