Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch has this week received a fine for possibly the most ridiculous reason. The tailback has managed to incur a fine of $100K in total for violating the NFL's media policy, the NFL revealed on Wednesday.
The first of Lynch's fines are related to his conduct this season, while the NFL are also collecting another $50,000 for violations of the media policy during the 2013 NFL season, which was held back with the understanding that he would cooperate in the future.
But Lynch has definitely not opened up with the media this season, and he seems to just simply not be bothered by the importance that the press play in promoting the NFL.
Breaching media policy
The NFL media policy is very clear and states that players must be available to the media during the practice week at the team facility and in the locker room after every game of the season.
But last weekend, Lynch dressed quickly and left the team's locker room after the Seahawks' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, walking away from reporters when they tried to speak to him or just giving insane answers to serious questions.
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Lynch had this response to a reporter's question about his back.
"My cleats, it's a nice feel," Lynch said. "Right here in my inner sole, they put some heaters in here. It's pretty nice. It's a great feeling.
"And they put this little squiggly line here that looks like an M and an L for Marshawn Lynch. It's pretty nice. I like to play in these. These are nice cleats."
There is no surprise that after these actions that the NFL decided to come down good and hard on Beast Mode. The rules are the rules and Lynch is either stupid or just doesn't care.
The worst thing about this for Lynch is the fact that NFL fans pay their hard earned money to pay his salary and the fact that he doesn't care about losing $100K of it just shows how little he cares about NFL fans and his own career.
In a contract year when he is either about to earn another deal in Seattle or the more likely free agency move, this is not a great impression that Lynch is making on would-be suitors ahead of a huge offseason, as he sets himself to sign probably the last deal of his career.
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