Carroll, Lynch to talk about NFL's warning for obscene gesture

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Report: Marshawn Lynch will be penalized for crotch grab
Monday January 26th, 2015

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he will talk to running back Marshawn Lynch about the NFL's warning against making an obscene gesture during the Super Bowl, ESPN's Terry Blount reports.

After fining Lynch twice for grabbing his crotch to celebrate touchdowns in recent games, the NFL will reportedly penalize the Seahawks 15 yards if he does it during Sunday's Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. He was fined $20,000 after making the gesture in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

"I haven't talked to him yet about the thing that came up with the league, but that will be addressed," Carroll said Sunday when the team arrived in Arizona. "I think he's going to have a great Super Bowl week and have a great time doing this and playing in this game."

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The NFL also fined Lynch $100,000 for refusing to speak to the media this season. He has responded by giving a series of brief interviews to reporters.

Carroll said that Lynch should be understood as a private person. 

"He's also a very private person, too. That's part of the media thing. He's not going to express a whole lot to you. I've said before that there's a great deal spoken in his silence as well."

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Heading into Sunday's game, Lynch is required to speak to the media on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The Seahawks play the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday.

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