No Lynch suspension?
Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch doesn’t appear in danger of being suspended for Sunday’s regular-season opener at Arizona. That doesn’t mean he’s certain to play, though, after sitting out the past two weeks of practice because of back spasms. Lynch’s status has been anything but straightforward since he was arrested and charged with DUI in California in July. A DUI offense falls under the league’s substance-abuse policy, and a first-time offender can be expected to be fined as much as two game checks. The league tries to inform a team by Monday or Tuesday if a player is going to be suspended for the upcoming game. The fact that Tuesday passed without any declaration pointed to the expectation Lynch will be available for Sunday’s game. – Seattle Times