Marshwan Lynch’s one-game suspension has been upheld after the Raiders running back appealed it on Monday.
In Thursday’s win over the Chiefs, Lynch was ejected after he ran on the field and shoved an official. The NFL followed up with a one game suspension.
Overall Lynch will will miss six quarters due to the altercation that started after Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters hit Derek Carr late. The Raiders offensive line took issue with it, and Lynch ran on the field to protect Peters, his cousin.
Despite being a division rival, Peters actually defended Lynch during his appeal.
It has been a season to forget for Lynch, as he is averaging the second lowest yards per carry of his career at 3.7.
He has just two touchdowns through seven games and is averaging 38 rushing yards per game. And before his ejection on Thursday he had just two carries. His back ups, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington, had combined for eight carries prior to the ejection.
Washington has missed time due to injury, but Richard leads the team at 4.5 yards per carry. For at least one week, the Raiders will have to live without their bruising running back. But Washington showed last week he can power through defenders.
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