DeMarcus Lawrence’s Suspension Appeal Denied: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

June 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will officially be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season after the NFL denied his appeal Thursday.  
The NFL confirmed the denial of the appeal, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, after ESPN.com's Todd Archer reported the news.
Lawrence was a 2014 second-round pick out of Boise State and logged eight sacks this past season.
The 24-year-old was suspended due to a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy for use of amphetamines. He had already been docked four game checks for a prior substance-abuse violation, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Dallas is now down two gifted edge-rushers to begin the 2016 campaign in Lawrence and Randy Gregory, who's also serving a four-game ban for violating the same league policy Lawrence did.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones commented on the possibility of not having both Lawrence and Gregory to start the new season on May 5,...

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