Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game Friday for making contact with an official during Thursday's 31-30 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. During the second quarter of the game, Lynch ran onto the field to get involved in a scrum that started after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was flagged for a late hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Lynch bumped into line judge Julian Mapp and then appeared to push him, which resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and his ejection from the contest. Both Lynch and Peters are Oakland natives, and Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn noted after the game that Lynch was attempting to protect Peters and get him out of the fray, according to ESPN.com's Paul Gutierrez.
Marshawn Lynch Suspended 1 Game for Pushing Referee
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