Report: NFL fines Marshawn Lynch $50,000 for media silence

Dec 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch walks on the field prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL requires that players around the league take the time to speak to the media each week, but Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was silent all season before a brief media session on Friday during the team’s bye week.

Unfortunately for Lynch and his bank account, his silence led to one of the steepest fines of the season from the NFL. According to a report from, the NFL decided to fine Lynch a whopping $50,000 for not speaking to the media throughout the year.

If that doesn’t get the attention of players around the league, then nothing likely will.

The good news for Lynch is that he is having one of the best seasons of his career. Lynch has hauled in a career-high 316 receiving yards this season, to go along with 1,257 rushing yards and 14 total touchdowns.

The Seahawks are currently preparing to host the New Orleans Saints in next year’s divisional round of the NFL playoffs and you can be sure that Lynch will take the time to meet with the media in the coming week.

Topics: Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks

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