Raiders FB Lawton suspended 4 games

Updated: December 24, 2009, 8:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Luke Lawton of the Oakland Raiders has been suspended without pay for four games -- the final two games of the 2009 regular season and the first two games of the 2010 regular season -- for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Lawton's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return in Week 3 of the 2010 regular season.

The 29-year-old Lawton, who has played in 13 games with three starts this season, will lose nearly $63,000 in pay. A free agent ...

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