Marshawn Lynch Shoves Ref; Fine, Suspension Likely

The NFL said Friday it is reviewing the on-field incident Thursday night involving Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for a fine or possible suspension.

Lynch, who was not in the game at the time and was standing on the Raiders’ sideline, ran on the field after a play on which Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was penalized for a hit on Oakland’s quarterback, Derek Carr. Lynch made contact with an official and was ejected.

Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications and public affairs, said in a conference call with reporters Friday morning that the league was reviewing Lynch’s on-field conduct. Lockhart said no decision had been made but all disciplinary options, including a suspension, remained among the possibilities.

The NFL’s schedule of fines calls for a fine of $30,387 for a player making physical contact with a game official. The fine for unnecessarily entering a fight area with active involvement is $6,076; it’s $3,037 for unnecessarily entering a fight area without active involvement.

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