Marshawn Lynch was suspended three games by commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the league's personal conduct policy, according to ESPN.com's sources.
The official announcement could come Thursday, and Lynch is expected to appeal the suspension.
Lynch pleaded guilty to a gun charge after an incident in Culver City, Calif. on Feb. 11. Lynch was in possession of a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun.
Four marijuana cigarette butts were also found in Lynch's vehicle, but no drug charges were filed.
Lynch wasn't exactly in Goodell's good graces before this incident, either. He was entangled in a messy hit-and-run affair last offseason, but eluded suspension. This time, the league cracked down.
Fred Jackson would figure to assume the starting spot in Lynch's absence. But Jackson has not received the multi-year contract he is seeking, thus is skipping the team's offseason workouts. Jackson is seeking a long-term committment from the Bills in the $4 million per year range. No ground has been made in negotiations yet.
Look back at Lynch's journey at the links below...
Lynch anticipates suspension
Let's Make a Deal
Lynch pleads guilty to gun charge
Contingency Plan: Bills could use Taylor
Lynch Debate Part II
Lynch Debate Part I
Marijuana found in vehicle
Column from last year's hit-and-run (June 15)
Column from last year's hit-and-run (June 23)
And look back at all Marshawn Lynch stories on his Scout.com player page