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Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch Finally Receives $75k Media Fine

Friday, August 28, 2015

 

Marshawn Lynch Pictured Above

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was unable to avoid a significant fine for not talking to the media following the team's NFC Championship Game win over the Green Bay Packers in January. 

The NFL is docking Lynch $75,000 for avoiding the media after the game. 

Each player has certain responsibilities to talk to the media, and Lynch failed to meet those responsibilities.

The NFL’s policy requires players to be available to the media following a game, with "star" players who are in high media demand available once during the practice week along with the postgame obligation. 

In contrast of Seahawks teammate Richard Sherman, who can't seem to get enough of the media's attention, Lynch would prefer no relationship with the reporters and cameras.

Back in January, after the Seahawks' victory, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Facebook that the league fined Lynch $20,000 for an obscene gesture after scoring a touchdown with the potential for more fines as a result of not speaking to the media

Many of us remember the statement Lynch made at his press conference last season. In the lead-up to Super Bowl XLIX, Lynch infamously fulfilled his media obligations during media days by responding to questions with, "I'm here so I won't get fined." 

According the NFL analysts, Lynch has taken care of his appeal of the fine for the obscene gesture, but is continuing to appeal the fine for not speaking with the media.

The hearing was scheduled to take place Thursday, August 27.

 

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