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.