Marcus Peters’ influence didn’t help and Marshawn Lynch’s one-game suspension has been upheld by the NFL.
Peters reportedly offered to speak on Lynch’s behalf at the appeal hearing for Lynch’s one-game suspension this week. It was reported that he did speak but it wasn’t enough as the suspension has been upheld.
Appeals officer James Thrash, jointly appointed by NFL & NFLPA, has upheld 1-game suspension of Marshawn Lynch— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) October 24, 2017
This is a weird suspension considering Lynch was running onto the field to protect a player from the other team. What’s also weird is that Andy Reid apparently didn’t know that Peters was going to speak on Lynch’s behalf. Reid was asked about it on Monday’s conference call with reporters (Jay Glazer first reported it on Sunday) and he apparently didn’t know what they were talking about. Here’s the transcript:
Q: There’s an indication that Marcus Peters would like to speak on behalf of Marshawn Lynch with his suspension. Have you talked to Marcus and are you OK with him speaking on behalf of a rival in the AFC West like that?
Reid: I didn’t know all that. I didn’t know that was ... I’d have to look at that before I ever made a comment on that.
Q: You had not heard that?
Reid: I’m not sure, you’re saying that he ... ?
Q: The report is that he has reached out that he wants to go speak on Marshawn Lynch’s behalf?
Reid: Somebody reported that?