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Marshawn Lynch Fined $20,000 by NFL for Obscene Gesture

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In this January 18, 2015 file photo, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs away from Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Mike Jones (76) during the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Jim Bryant/UPI/Landov)  

By    |   Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 07:13 PM

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $20,000 by the NFL after he made an obscene gesture at the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers.

The league did not specify what the gesture was, The Associated Press said, but Lynch grabbed his crotch after scoring a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Lynch was fined $11,000 for a similar gesture in Seattle's win over Arizona on Dec. 21.

Lynch has a history of drawing fines from the NFL, mostly for not talking to the media as required under his contract. He was fined $50,000 in November for repeated violations of the league's media policy. At that time, the league collected a $50,000 fine that was imposed against Lynch for violations in 2013. That fine from 2013 was held in anticipation of future cooperation from Lynch — cooperation that has not occurred.

At last January's Super Bowl media day in New Jersey, Lynch spent the session behind a barrier talking with teammates, autographing a football a young fan threw to him, and speaking only to NFL Network's Deion Sanders and to Armed Forces Radio. He ignored many other questions asked from a distance by reporters, and also left for a short while before returning.

The league and the Seahawks are discussing Lynch's requirements for next Tuesday's media day.

Lynch also was told before last Sunday's game he could not wear gold shoes because they were a violation of the NFL's on-field dress code, and that he could be ejected from the game if he wore them.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been fined $20,000 by the NFL after he made an obscene gesture at the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers.
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