The NFL fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $11,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct after his gesture at the end of a touchdown run in Sunday's night game against the Arizona Cardinals, Pro Football Talk reports.
In the fourth quarter of the 35-6 Seattle victory, Lynch broke loose for a career-high 79-yard touchdown run and as he fell backwards into the end zone, he grabbed his crotch. Lynch was not penalized on the play.
Lynch did the exact same gesture after a 67-yard touchdown run in a 2011 playoff game victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Lynch, who was just selected to his fifth Bowl, has 1,246 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns and 34 receptions, setting career-highs in receiving yards (331) and receiving touchdowns (4).
The Seahawks can wrap up the No. 1 seed and home-field throughout the playoffs with a victory at home against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
- Scooby Axson