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Manny Lawson denies “physical violence” in 2014 domestic incident

Lawson was charged with domestic violence two years ago but denies claims he hit his wife.

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Buffalo Bills linebacker Manny Lawson has finally spoken to the media for the first time since it was revealed that he was charged in 2014 for misdemeanor disorderly conduct/domestic violence.

"[It was] disorderly conduct, domestic because it happened at home," Lawson told the media at One Bills Drive, via Mike Rodak at ESPN. "No physical violence. I'm being investigated and we'll see what the NFL has to say about it."

Earlier this month, it was reported that the NFL was investigating Lawson for a violation of the league’s conduct policy. At the time, Lawson’s agent vehemently denied Lawson was involved with domestic violence and it seems both player and agent are making sure everyone knows he didn’t strike his wife. Lawson says he hasn’t been in trouble with the law since the incident.

Losing Lawson to a potential suspension would be a big blow to an already thin position. Rookie Shaq Lawson is out for a consdierable period of time following surgery. IK Enemkpali is out for the season with a torn ACL. Buffalo signed veteran Kroy Biermann to be a stop-gap.