NEW YORK (AP) - Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch's three-game suspension for violating the NFLs personal conduct policy will stand.
The league announced that Lynch's appeal was denied in a statement released Monday afternoon.
Lynchs suspension begins on Sept. 5 and ends on Sept. 28, a day after the Bills play the New Orleans Saints in their third regular-season game.
Lynch, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons with the Bills, will be allowed to participate in all preseason practices and games before Sept. 5.
Lynch pleaded guilty in March to a misdemeanor gun charge in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and three years probation.
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