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More info coming on Lynch’s back spasms Wednesday

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We’ve confirmed, as first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN, that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is suffering back spasms.  At this point, however, it’s too early to know whether he’ll miss the regular-season opener.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, more information is expected on Wednesday.

For Seahawks fans, if Lynch can’t play it would make sense for him to serve a one-game suspension as a result of his offseason DUI arrest, like the one-game suspension the league office imposed on Titans receiver Kenny Britt.  But since the close of business on Tuesday has come and gone without a suspension, Lynch won’t be suspended.

Of course, Lynch would prefer not to be suspended now or at any time, given that he would lose a game check and jeopardize guaranteed money previously received and/or to be received.

So why has Britt been suspended but not Lynch?  Britt had a total of 10 off-field incidents.  The DUI arrest, which technically falls under the substance-abuse policy and not the personal-conduct policy, prompted the league to take action based on the full scope of legal issues.  Lynch has had only two priors offenses, prior to the DUI.

Thus, it appears that no action will be taken against Lynch until his DUI is resolved — and only if he is found to be responsible for drunk driving.

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16 Responses to “More info coming on Lynch’s back spasms Wednesday”
  1. amaf21 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:13 PM

    i’m not a pro athlete, but back spasms suck.

  2. pdubs212 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:26 PM

    “Lynch has had only two prior offenses”

    One “offense” is too many. The media is the problem with these entitled athletes – there is no accountability. It took ten offenses by a 23 year old (britt) for the league to step in. Ridiculous.

  3. mataug says: Sep 4, 2012 8:40 PM

    Lynch has had only two priors offenses SMH

  4. biffnasty says: Sep 4, 2012 8:49 PM

    he better be 100% when he plays sunday. if not i wasted a high draft pick on him and his supposed #beastmode

  5. buffalomafia says: Sep 4, 2012 9:26 PM

    Suspend him for life! He had a dui when he played in Buffalo & he hit someone with his truck saying he didnt hear or see someone he hit!

    Plus it was a hit & run accident where the police didnt get him till a week later.

    If that was a normal person the cops would have came to our house the same night & beat the heck out of us!

    Pro athletes get away with everything!

  6. nflconspiracytheoristdeluxe says: Sep 4, 2012 9:39 PM

    Rub some Arnica on his back (REALLY strong homeopathic medicine for muscle aches), put him under a heat lamp, give him a Midol, and get his ass back on the field! I’ve had enough injuries on my fantasy team this year…and the year hasn’t even started yet!!

  7. nflconspiracytheoristdeluxe says: Sep 4, 2012 9:40 PM

    Perhaps the guilt of not getting a suspension this year is stabbing him in the back???????

  8. fumblenuts says: Sep 4, 2012 9:41 PM

    It would certainly be nice to have Lynch on opening day. However, they have a guy called “The Turbinator” that can handle the load if need be.

  9. fdugrad says: Sep 4, 2012 9:45 PM

    pdubs212: Well said, well said.

  10. Jim says: Sep 4, 2012 10:43 PM

    Karma hurts.

  11. clubergo says: Sep 4, 2012 11:33 PM

    thank you for the Check…my back hurts

  12. seatownfaithful says: Sep 5, 2012 12:16 AM

    Fumblenuts you got that right!

  13. oilman989 says: Sep 5, 2012 12:48 AM

    Nicely phrased. Lynch has had “only two” prior offenses before the DUI.

    And since when is a DUI arrest not a personal conduct issue? Exactly: when the CBA says it’s not.

    The coddling of these multimillion dollar divas is endless.

  14. seahawksnation4life says: Sep 5, 2012 1:28 AM


    You sound a bitter that you lost BeastMode, sorry your team has been irrelevant for years now! Hahaha

  15. joetoronto says: Sep 5, 2012 4:40 AM

    He’s average for years, breaks out in the last year of his contract, and now can’t play.

    I wonder if he’s friends with Chris Johnson.

  16. warhawk12 says: Sep 5, 2012 8:18 PM

    As hard as this MF runs, there is no wonder why his back is sore. He is fine and will destroy the AZ defense. 6 yards per carry against the stout broncos D, Carrol is just playing Patriot Games.

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