Lynch loses appeal

Denver Broncos safety John Lynch has lost his appeal on the $75,000 fine he was assessed for a hit on Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark. Lynch is also in the news today about his thoughts on the defense for next season as well as his charitable work.

League sticking with Lynch's $75,000 fine - Denver Post - Patrick Saunders
05/10/2005 - John Lynch's appeal has hit a dead end. An NFL spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the league is upholding the $75,000 fine it levied against the Broncos' Pro Bowl safety for his Jan. 2 hit on Indianapolis tight end Dallas Clark. "The appeal was heard by commissioner Paul Tagliabue's designated appeals officer, Jackie Slater, and after deliberation, it was determined there will be no change in the fine," NFL spokesman Steve Alic said. Lynch traveled to New York on April 13 to state his case. Lynch was unavailable for comment Tuesday.

Lynch: Continuing to Grow as a Leader - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason
Wednesday, May 11, 2005 - The inevitability and inescapability of change is something John Lynch faced first-hand in each of his last two offseasons. A year ago, it was adjusting to Denver after spending 11 mostly splendid seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This year, it's adapting to a new starting partner at safety with Kenoy Kennedy gone via free agency to the Detroit Lions. Losing Kennedy hurts, Lynch readily acknowledges, but is by no means a fatal blow to a defense that finished in a familiar spot to Lynch -- the league's top five in the defensive rankings. "I still think that will be a strength of our team," "I think Kenoy brought a lot to the table and he had probably his best year as a pro last year. You don't like to see guys like that go. But it's the reality of the NFL and the landscape of the league we play in.

Broncos Head to Head: Al Wilson vs. Al Bundy - DenverBroncos.com - Bobby Mestas
Tuesday, May 10, 2005 - We're going to have a little fun through the start of training camp with our latest weekly feature – Broncos Head to Head. Most football analysts look at match-ups you're likely to see on the field. But what about all those match-ups that you could see off the field? Fortunately, the fine staff of DenverBroncos.com is here to sort these things out. In our second thrilling match-up, we break down a potential meeting between Broncos defensive leader and middle linebacker Al Wilson and the ultimate loser, Al Bundy of television's Married...with Children.

Sauerbrun visits Denver - Rocky Mountain News - Jeff Legwold
May 10, 2005 - With visions of three-time Pro Bowl punter Todd Sauerbrun performing at altitude dancing in their heads, the Denver Broncos brought the embattled veteran to their Dove Valley complex for a visit Monday. Now the Broncos must decide if the often-controversial 32-year-old is worth a trade. Because Sauerbrun is under contract with the Carolina Panthers, the Broncos have worked out the parameters of a potential trade just to facilitate the visit. And if the Broncos decide in the coming days Sauerbrun has alleviated any potential concerns, they will send a seventh-round pick in next year's 2006 draft to the Panthers for him.

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