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Lynch fine being held in abeyance

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on Jan. 8, 2014 at 4:59 pm with 21 Comments »
January 9, 2014 12:17 am

Despite writing on his Facebook page that he has won his appeal, Marshawn Lynch is still on the edge of being fined for not talking to the media.

Here’s a statement on the matter from Randall Liu of the NFL:

“NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson heard the appeal and decided to hold the $50,000 in abeyance for now after Marshawn Lynch committed to complying with league policy and with the understanding that any further violation will result in the $50,000 being collected and an additional fine of at least $50,000 being assessed.”

So, Lynch is a step away from a $100,000 fine if he does not cooperate with the media from here on. It’s a bit of semantics, but Lynch did not have the $50,000 fully eliminated without a further commitment. He pledged to cooperate from here forward, and, if he does, the league will not fine him.

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  1. Vegas56 says:

    I expect to see a Guiness World Record entry for one and two word answers to questions being established here in the next few weeks.

  2. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Does that mean he has to talk for more than 2 minutes at a time? Or answer more than five questions at a time?
    Good for Lynch! He don’t need or want the media.

    I will be watching the NFL network tomorrow at 3pm eastern time.-

  3. I wish the NFL would just let him be.

  4. Pressuring people to act against their will is lame.

  5. raymaines says:

    Stop talking like ML is some sort of victim. We can debate if it’s a stupid rule, but a rule it is. He makes choices, he suffers consequences. Simple really.

  6. seaturkeys says:

    He should hire Russel Wilson as a consultant. After every question Wilson whispers in his ear and then Marshawn repeats the same answer Wilson gives in interviews.

  7. It’s a little funny that the NFL can fine you for talking or fine you for not talking. Tough call there.

    On a side note I’d like to take a little time to endorse the current NFL playoff system. I love it. There are occasional kinks but it’s the best format of any sport I’ve seen outside of the World Cup. No need to water it down by adding more teams.

  8. GeorgiaHawk says:

    BTW- Thanks for the article on Wilsons dad earlier Galena.

  9. It’s BS. Even if a rival player didn’t want to talk to the media, I would support them in not doing so. Some people are shy. Sure, he’s on the field in front of 70,000 people and millions of TV’s, but that doesn’t mean he wants to have everyone up his ass when he’s not playing football. I wouldn’t want to be grilled by the media, I don’t like the spotlight, I couldn’t imagine dealing with what certain players with that kind of anxiety would go through.

  10. MikeFromNewJersey says:

    Im getting pretty pumped for saturday!! Going to be lots of noise coming from my house.

  11. I have no problem with the NFL fining him for not complying with a term of his contract, but a potential $100k fine for not talking to the media is just stupid. What they’re saying is that this is on par with the malicious antics that Suh has repeatedly pulled, Which could actually injure other players. Just stupid.

  12. Hey without the revenue they are getting from TV – Radio – etc – he wouldn’t be making a 10th of what he is making.

    If he didn’t want to talk then maybe he shouldn’t play in the NFL – he agreed to the contract so it is HIS problem if he chooses not to. I get the argument that $50 grand is a little high but that is what it is.

  13. GeorgiaHawk says:

    There are plenty of other players that will talk.
    To single one player or two out for not wanting to talk and say that effects the whole NFL revenue is ridiculous imo.

    Lynch’s play speaks far more than his words so I don’t know how that effects the revenue in the NFL from TV and radio by not talking to the media.

    If it wasn’t for talented players like Lynch the NFL wouldn’t be making a tenth of what they are making today.

    Sometimes I wish some Billionaire’s would just rise up and create another Professional football league that will put the Monopoly driven NFL in it’s place!

  14. seahawkfan97 says:

    so he basically one his appeal…Marshawn how does it make you feel to win the division and the number one seed? “good” good

  15. seahawkfan97 says:

    won not one but we are number one in the nfc

  16. Dukeshire says:

    For any member of the media saying that Lynch not cooperating makes their job harder is admitting those complainers are lazy journalists. And that includes the Seattle beat reporters. The thing is, the questions that are so seeming important to ask are as mindlessly stupid as they come. Always. Leave Marshawn alone and work on an angle that *hasn’t* been covered.

  17. Dukeshire says:

    It’s not NFL revenue the fine money goes to. It’s donated to charity,

  18. Have you ever heard a Bill Belichick post game presser?

  19. raymaines says:

    Seriously, you don’t have to be nice. Just available. It’s not that hard.

  20. bird_spit says:

    Here’s Boomer, as if any of us care for his opinion…

  21. seahawkfan97 says:

    I don’t think it was a Seattle beat writer as he went all year until recently, when more national guys started coming for the playoffs…

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