Lynch's three-game suspension upheld 

August, 4, 2009
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In the past, fantasy football owners kept or drafted players with pending suspensions with the hope leniency would prevail and the players wouldn't miss as much time as previously expected. That was the case a year ago with Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall, as his three-game suspension was reduced to one game in late August. That certainly affected Marshall's draft-day viability.

Marshawn Lynch wasn't as lucky. The Buffalo Bills running back appealed his suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, and the NFL announced Monday that the suspension will be upheld. Lynch will not be eligible to play until Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. He will miss games against the New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.