Marshawn Lynch: Embarrassed to work in NFL after teammate's fine

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Marshawn Lynch “embarrassed to work for” the NFL over fines
Friday January 23rd, 2015

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took to Twitter to express his frustration about teammate and wide receiver Chris Matthews receiving a fine for celebrating with him after a go-ahead touchdown in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

Lynch scored a 24-yard touchdown with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter to give the Seahawks a 22-19 lead, and Matthews came over to celebrate with him.

Cameras showed Matthews shaking Lynch’s hand after the play and apparently grabbing his crotch. Minutes earlier, Matthews had recovered an onside kick, allowing the Seahawks to gain possession and take the lead late in the game.

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Lynch was fined $20,000 for the obscene gesture he made after scoring. Matthews was fined $11,025, the same amount Lynch was fined after he made the same gesture after touchdown during a Week 16 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

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