NFL suspends 49ers’ Aaron Lynch from first four games of season

Chris Johnson, Aaron Lynch, NaVorro Bowman
Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson, center, is tackled by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aaron Lynch (59) and linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) during the first half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Aaron Lynch of the San Francisco 49ers has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Lynch, 49ers linebacker, will be eligible to return to the 49ers’ active roster on Monday, October 3, following the team’s October 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Lynch is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games.

San Francisco 49ers General Manager, Trent Baalke stated, “While disappointed to hear the news regarding Aaron today, we support and respect the league’s decision. We are confident that he will learn from this matter and that he understands what is expected of him moving forward.”

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