The NFL announced a one-game suspension for Marshawn Lynch on Friday night, less than 24 hours after the Oakland Raiders running back was ejected from a game against the Kansas City Chiefs for making contact with an official.
You made deliberate physical contact with one of our game officials as he was diffusing an active confrontation between players, NFL vice president of football operations Jon Runyan wrote in a letter to Lynch announcing the suspension. You were disqualified for your in appropriate and unsportsmanlike actions. Your conduct included pushing the game official and grabbing his jersey.
Potential return? As early as Week 15 against Carolina, per ESPN, but any timetable is speculative, especially with a Packers medical staff known for being conservative with player injuries.
Kuechly still has to be cleared by the team doctor and an independent nuerologist before he can play in a game, but coach Ron Rivera told reporters it’s his understanding that Kuechly is on pace to play on Sunday against the Buccaneers.
Kuechly missed last week’s loss to the Bears after leaving the previous game against the Eagles, where he was immediately placed on the concussion protcol for the third time in 26 months.
Kuechly has missed 10 games over the past three years with concussions.
Knowing that their motives and message had largely been lost in the political chaos, the players told stories of their personal connections to the military and showed a good grasp of the business problems suddenly confronting the league. Left unsaid was the warning issued on Oct. 11 by Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy about forcing players to stand: I think it’s gonna be an uproar if that is to happen, because you’re basically taking away a Dan Marino Authentic Jersey constitutional right to freedom of speech.