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Seahawks’ Lynch has hearing set regarding $75K fine

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a hearing Thursday for his $75,000 fine following the NFC Championship Game win over the Green Bay Packers last season.

The NFL fined Lynch $75,000 for not talking to the media after the game. It was the second fine for Lynch from that game as he also was levied a $20,000 penalty for making an obscene gesture — grabbing his crotch — after scoring a touchdown against the Packers.

Pro Football Talk reported that the NFL notified Lynch on Tuesday that he will have a hearing about the larger fine on Thursday. The fine had never been previously reported nor disclosed. Lynch had filed his appeal months ago.

In January, Lynch lost the appeal of a $100,000 fine arising from his failure to speak to the media after a regular-season game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The amount came from the implementation of a $50,000 fine that previously had been held in abeyance pending future cooperation, and $50,000 for the latest instant of not talking to the media, according to the report.

At the media day gathering in Glendale, Ariz., before Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots, Lynch was the star of the show, answering every question with some variation of “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”


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