Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended for a single game, without pay, after making contact with an official during the team’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday (Oct. 19).
Beast Mode ran off the sideline in the second quarter after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr late, drawing a flag for a personal foul.
During this, Lynch bumped line judge Julian Mapp in the chest and then grabbed him by the jersey before letting go and approaching Peters.
He was ultimately ejected from the game. Due to the suspension, he will also lose his game check of $79,411.
In a letter to Lynch, NFL VP of Operations Jon Runyan wrote: “You made deliberate physical contact with one of our game officials as he was diffusing an active confrontation between players. You were disqualified for your inappropriate and unsportsmanlike actions. Your conduct included pushing the game official and grabbing his jersey.”
According to ESPN, Lynch has appealed the suspension
The Raiders ended up beating the Chiefs in the game 31-30.