Marshawn Lynch has been suspended one game by the NFL, league spokesman Michael Signora announced Friday. Lynch was suspended for his actions in Thursday night's game, in which he made contact with an official, drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and was ejected.
Lynch will appeal the suspension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed. The suspension will cost Lynch a game check, which equals $110,662 -- $79,412 in base salary and $31,250 in per-game bonus -- per Rapoport.
"You made deliberate physical contact with one of our game officials as he was diffusing an active confrontation between players," NFL VP of football operations Jon Runyan wrote in a letter to Lynch, according to the league's release. "You were disqualified for your inappropriate and unsportsmanlike actions. Your conduct included pushing the game official and grabbing his jersey ... You were not directly involved in the active confrontation that the game official was attempting to diffuse, nor were you a participant in the play that initiated the confrontation. You were the only player from either team who ran from the sideline to midfield to insert himself into a situation in which he was not directly involved."
Lynch appeared to take the field in search of Kansas City's Marcus Peters with peacemaking as his intention when he came in contact with the official.
"He's going to learn from it ... to be honest with you, I don't think Marshawn knew that was a ref until it was too late. He just thought it was another player, just trying to get them all off and get things separated. He's going to learn from it, man, we're going to move on. They're all good friends. I'm just sad Marshawn wasn't able to finish the game because I know how much Oakland means to him and how much that win means to him."