Bills: NFL investigating Manny Lawson for possible violation

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The NFL is investigating whether Buffalo Bills linebacker Manny Lawson has violated the league's personal conduct policy, the team has announced.

The Bills didn't provide any further details in releasing a one-sentence statement Thursday.

The announcement comes after The Buffalo News, on Tuesday, cited unnamed sources in reporting the league was investigating Lawson. Lawson on Wednesday said he was ''shocked'' by the report and isn't aware of what he might have done wrong.

The Bills resume practice Thursday night.

Lawson is an 11-year veteran who is projected to start in place of injured linebacker Shaq Lawson.

Buffalo defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and backup running back Karlos Williams have both been suspended by the NFL for the first four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.