According to Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times, it doesn’t look like the NFL will be suspending Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for being arrested in the offseason for DUI.
“It appears increasing unlikely that he would be suspended.
“Generally, if a player is going to be suspended for an upcoming game, the league tries to notify the team by Monday or Tuesday. There has been no indication that a suspension is coming for Lynch.
“That’s not necessarily a surprise as a DUI arrest falls under the league’s substance-abuse policy, not the personal-conduct policy. The general punishment is a player is fined as much as two game checks for a first offense, but not suspended,” wrote O’Neil.
This is certainly good news for the Seahawks and Lynch. The problem is that he may not play this week because of tightness in his back. So he may not be on the field after all.