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Marshawn Lynch Fined $12K for Double Finger Flip Off

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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

By    |   Friday, 15 September 2017 09:20 AM

Marshawn Lynch was fined $12,000 by the NFL for a double middle-finger flip off caught by television cameras during the Oakland Raiders victory over the Tennessee Titans this past Sunday, ESPN reported.

Lynch raised the middle finger on both hands in the fourth quarter before a play during the Raiders 26-16 win, which was broadcast live by CBS cameras, ESPN noted. The former Seattle Seahawk was making his regular season debut with the Raiders after sitting out the entire 2016 season.

Lynch had helped lead the Seahawks to consecutive Super Bowls in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, winning it all in 2013, before "retiring" in 2016.

In Sunday's game, Lynch rushed for 76 yards on 18 carries.

The NFL fine was first reported on Twitter by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Such fines are hardly new for the surly running back best known for not talking to the media. He was fined twice for lewd gestures during the 2014 season, including a $20,000 fine for grabbing his crotch after scoring in the Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship game, The Tennessean said.

He was fined $75,000 for refusing to talk with the media after the NFC title game with the Green Bay Packers in January 2015, Fox News said, and in 2014 and 2013, he was fined $50,000 for violating the league's media policy.

The Raiders appeared to be pleased with Lynch's play on Sunday.

"We got to see that Marshawn is Marshawn," Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said, per ESPN. "He's running through people, and he's going to make it a pain on them to tackle him. You've got to earn it if you're going to tackle him."

Fans opinions on social media varied about Lynch's unfriendly hand gesture during the game.

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Marshawn Lynch reportedly was fined $12,000 by the NFL for a double middle-finger flip off caught by television cameras during the Oakland Raiders victory over the Tennessee Titans this past Sunday.
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