Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch fined 20K for gesture
The NFL fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for an obscene gesture he made during the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.
Lynch made the gesture after he scored a 24-yard touchdown with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter to give the Seahawks a 22-19 lead. The Seahawks won the game 28-22 in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XLIX.
Lynch, who ran for 157 yards against Green Bay, was also fined $11,000 for a similar gesture he made after a touchdown during a Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
According to Schefter, the NFL is also considering fining Lynch for not speaking to the media after the game. Earlier this season, Lynch lost his appeal of a $100,000 fine for not speaking to the media.
An NFL official told Schefter that fines will be increased for each media session Lynch does not attend the week before the Super Bowl.
Lynch is scheduled and required to speak next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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