Report: Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch fined $75K by NFL, files appeal
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was reportedly fined $75,000 by the NFL for his silence after last season's NFC title game against the Green Bay Packers, Pro Football Talk reported Tuesday.
The fine, which was imposed months ago but never reported or disclosed, was appealed by Lynch soon after the NFC title game in January.
Lynch was also fined $20,000, which he later appealed, for making an obscene gesture with his crotch after scoring a touchdown in that same game against the Packers.
These fines add to a list of previous league charges amassed by Lynch. Last November, Lynch was fined $50,000 for not speaking to the media after a regular-season game against the Kansas City Chiefs, as well as an additional $50,000 that was withheld by the NFL from 2013, which was contingent upon his future cooperation with media members.
Lynch has since dropped his appeal for the obscene gesture fine, but has refused to drop his appeal for not speaking with the media.
According to the report, the hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.
The Seahawks open the season Sept. 13 against the St. Louis Rams.
- Kayla Lombardo