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Marshawn Lynch fined $5,250 for green shoes

Marshawn Lynch, Brian Cushing AP

Marshawn Lynch is the latest player to get busted by the NFL’s uniform police.

Lynch, the Seahawks’ running back, was fined $5,250 for the green shoes he wore in Sunday’s game against the Texans.

NFL players are required to wear the same color shoes as their teammates. If they choose not to, it will cost them. Lynch knows that, as he’s been fined for the wrong color shoes before.

This probably won’t be the last time Lynch draws such a fine. He seems to like choosing his own shoe color enough that it’s worth a few thousand bucks to him.

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49 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch fined $5,250 for green shoes”
  1. groleo45 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:53 AM

    So why did Martellus Bennett get 10k for the orange shoes? The selective application of rules and the inconsistent nature of some of these fines really make one question the integrity of the league office.

  2. meatsweat says: Oct 5, 2013 9:57 AM

    I’m probably alone on this, but I think the BCA pink equipment should be a one week only thing. It’s odd for a league that is so strict on equipment rules to have this policy. I also think it should be one piece of equipment only, like cleats or gloves.

  3. darkneptune73 says: Oct 5, 2013 9:58 AM

    Apparently orange costs more than green.

  4. arwiv says: Oct 5, 2013 10:04 AM

    I seriously hope that at the very least all of these idiotic fines are going towards a good charitable cause. And if the NFL actually wanted to come across as a league that cared, theyd not only give this fine money to people in need, but theyd also match it. Fat chance of that happening.

  5. sarcasm says: Oct 5, 2013 10:06 AM

    This is horse $hit.

    If it’s a team color then it shouldn’t matter if it’s neon/navy/gray/teal, whatever you want to call the Seattle collection.

    Watching the Broncos, they have shoes that are orange with blue accents, blue with orange accents, black with blue or orange accents, then Peyton Manning has those butt-ugly white shoes.

    It’s also BS that when Reebok had the jersey deal, that Nike & Adidas/Under Armour shoes could have their logos shown, but now that Nike has the deal, only Nike and Under Armour can. Unless Tom Brady & Peyton Manning are breaking uniform rules each week, because Manning’s white shoes aren’t in line with the others and Brady’s shoes have the UA logo on them.

    Now if some fool goes all Chad Johnson and brings out the 24kbling shoes that he did, or if A Cowboy/Colts/Packers/Steelers/etc player wants to wear red shoes, then sure fine him, but again this league makes simple things far too complicated.

  6. kingmj4891 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:19 AM

    sarcasm says:
    Oct 5, 2013 10:06 AM

    …………..but again this league makes simple things far too complicated

    ___

    Actually it is the players that are making things complicated just wear the standard uniform and no big deal. It the players egos wanting to stand out that is causing complications.

  7. dlbpatsfan says: Oct 5, 2013 10:20 AM

    LOL

  8. thegonz13 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:20 AM

    I’m with sarcasm on this one.

  9. arwiv says: Oct 5, 2013 10:24 AM

    Sarcasm

    These guys play ball…..they aren’t in the military or in law enforcement. They are getting fined to protect the financial interests of the league. Its BS.

  10. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Oct 5, 2013 10:26 AM

    According to sources, he has a green pistol to match

  11. ralphwilsonisrich says: Oct 5, 2013 10:29 AM

    Like these guys care. More dreds too than ever.

  12. sarcasm says: Oct 5, 2013 10:36 AM

    Arwiv

    I agree.

    If there was any confusion, I’m with the players on this one.

    I can see, understand and somewhat agree with Lynch getting fined for his skittles shoes a few years ago. This one? No, he doesn’t deserve it.

  13. ciduncan64 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:39 AM

    If y’all knew anything about football you would know that the fine is based on their salary.

  14. bdnnbd says: Oct 5, 2013 10:44 AM

    I agree with an earlier comment on the pink gear. Also, do they really think Nike isn’t happily footing the bill for these players’ fines?

  15. EJ says: Oct 5, 2013 10:48 AM

    To all of those: Why did the Bills trade Lynch questioners…

    Just another thing added to the list of why the Bills did what they did.

    - Misdemeanor weapons charges, LA.(Bills)
    - Hit and run incident, Downtown Buffalo. (Bills)
    - Theft of $20 at TGI Friday’s Hamburg, NY. (Bills)
    - DUI in Oakland, CA. (Seahawks)
    - Multiple uniform violations throughout his career. (Bills+Seahawks)

    Lynch though a good RB, Is just not worth the trouble. Suspensions do nothing but hurt your team and he is a suspension waiting to happen.

    Besides, at one point the Bills had Fred Jackson, CJ Spiller and Marshawn Lynch sharing carries. Having Jackson and Spiller made it an easy decision to let Lynch walk to Seattle, or drive drunk.

  16. conormacleod says: Oct 5, 2013 10:55 AM

    Anything for you guys to complain about the league. It’s simple. The bosses make the rules. Can you wear anything you want at work? What’s the consequence? Sent home without pay? Fired if you keep doing it? Follow the rules of your workplace or face the consequences. It’s no different in the NFL than at your job.

  17. bsizemore68 says: Oct 5, 2013 10:55 AM

    I would suspend his ass if I was in charge, he is not a team player, set him down, I think we are really getting tired of theses drama queens, take off the dress and act like a man. Bill

  18. granadafan says: Oct 5, 2013 10:58 AM

    “ciduncan64 says:
    Oct 5, 2013 10:39 AM
    If y’all knew anything about football you would know that the fine is based on their salary.”

    =============================================

    An obscure rule about fines based off salary has NOTHING to do with one’s knowledge about the game of football.

  19. deadtillcofffee says: Oct 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    Another example of being overpaid

  20. mantastic54 says: Oct 5, 2013 11:19 AM

    When earl Bennett wore his orange shoes he was fined 10k and told if he wore them again the refs would remove him from the game until he put on acceptable shoes. I guess there are different rules if you play in Seattle

  21. sea3369 says: Oct 5, 2013 11:30 AM

    Lots of haters out here, LOL.. Who cares, he knows its gonna be a fine, and that is his right to accept the fine if he wants to wear different shoes, it has nothing to do with being a team player or causing trouble, it’s his choice of expression, which he chooses to pay for, he’s loved in Seattle dearly, nobody’s gonna bench him or sit him down and talk to him about this. And when you put up the yrds he does weekly, why should they? There are bigger issues to tackle then the wrong color cleats..

  22. FinFan68 says: Oct 5, 2013 11:39 AM

    I have no problem with the rule. Without it, the only thing the same for each team would be the jersey and helmet. Uniform basically means identical and these guys know the rules before they break them intentionally. They are willing to pay thousands of dollars just so that they can wear different color shoes. You probably can’t wear whatever you want at your job and this is really no different in principle.

    The differences in fines needs to be fixed though. Lynch should be fined more because he has done this before.

  23. cchicinfan says: Oct 5, 2013 11:43 AM

    half the Seahawk team wears either partially green or all green shoes. How did Lynch get singled out?

  24. earpaniac says: Oct 5, 2013 11:44 AM

    I was thinking the same thing about Bennett’s orange shoes. Why the larger fine and threatened game misconduct?

  25. xplicitpits says: Oct 5, 2013 11:52 AM

    Check out miller wearing similar “Green Shoes”, but no fine?!?

  26. dannyreneau says: Oct 5, 2013 12:07 PM

    How about they just take all of the fine money from the month of October, pack it up real nice in a couple of pick up trucks and donate it to breast cancer research and leave the pink out of the NFL completely. There. Problem solved. Everybody happy. No vomit inducing colors streaking across my screen.

  27. dannyreneau says: Oct 5, 2013 12:08 PM

    You can have Dennis Leary deliver it in his Ford F150.

  28. chicagogiantsfan says: Oct 5, 2013 12:11 PM

    Most workplaces have a dress code. There are consequences for violating that dress code. For many it is being written up and sent home, most likely without pay (or loss of a vacation day). If you continue this conduct, you will most likely be fired.

    NFL has a “workplace” dress code, just like the NBA has a post-game press conference dress code. You violate the policy if you want, and face the consequences. Nobody is getting singled out. We just hear about the “big names”, we don’t hear about EVERY fine that gets handed down.

  29. chicagogiantsfan says: Oct 5, 2013 12:18 PM

    And any Seattle fans complaining that Lynch is being singled out, remember that Brian Urlacher holds the record for a dress code violation/fine. $100k for wearing an “unauthorized hat” during a Super Bowl press conference. So maybe Bears fans should be complaining the loudest about being singled out?

  30. bennyb82 says: Oct 5, 2013 12:23 PM

    I wonder what would happen if a company paid a player to change their last name to something like Reebok or Adidas. Would the letters on the jersey get them fined??? Probably…

  31. johnpaull2013 says: Oct 5, 2013 12:27 PM

    EJ says:
    Oct 5, 2013 10:48 AM
    To all of those: Why did the Bills trade Lynch questioners…

    Just another thing added to the list of why the Bills did what they did.

    - Misdemeanor weapons charges, LA.(Bills)
    - Hit and run incident, Downtown Buffalo. (Bills)
    - Theft of $20 at TGI Friday’s Hamburg, NY. (Bills)
    - DUI in Oakland, CA. (Seahawks)
    - Multiple uniform violations throughout his career. (Bills+Seahawks)

    Lynch though a good RB, Is just not worth the trouble. Suspensions do nothing but hurt your team and he is a suspension waiting to happen.

    Besides, at one point the Bills had Fred Jackson, CJ Spiller and Marshawn Lynch sharing carries. Having Jackson and Spiller made it an easy decision to let Lynch walk to Seattle, or drive drunk.

    You are right, he’s too much trouble for the Bills, I mean the Seahawks have gone to the playoffs with Marshawn running for them, the Bills have gone where after getting rid of him? I suppose if you are just going to be a farm team for other NFL teams, then your logic is correct, but if you actually want to win games, sometimes you have to take a bit of risk.

  32. fdugrad says: Oct 5, 2013 12:35 PM

    No wonder so many of these guys are completely broke within three years after their career. They have ABSOLUTELY no concept of money, and WORSE, that the Monopoly-like flow actually stops in a VERY short time.

  33. seatownballers says: Oct 5, 2013 12:36 PM

    @ej says
    Nice of you to point point out that the problems lynch had as a young millionaire. Your obvious support of bills management. Let’s not forget that Seattle traded a fourth and a fifth for him. The fifth was cut, didn’t make the roster, the fourth is injury prone with numerous knee injuries-inactive.
    We thank you, we’ll handle your headache.
    We’ll be in the playoffs, and the bills will have another top ten pick. Bottom line. So Stop hating

  34. joetoronto says: Oct 5, 2013 12:40 PM

    He knew the rules and he knew he would get fined, but he did it anyway.

    Now the idiot has to pay, that’s all.

  35. rufusporter says: Oct 5, 2013 12:47 PM

    Marshawn Lynch can wear whatever he wants.

    Fred Jackson is half the player Marshawn Lynch is. I can’t believe there is actually a Bills fan out there who thinks that was a good trade for them. The Beastquake run alone was worth a third round pick.
    Can you imagine a Lynch, Spiller one-two punch? Ouch.

  36. onbucky96 says: Oct 5, 2013 12:53 PM

    Hope he pays in Skittles. Taste the Rainbow…

  37. dstep24 says: Oct 5, 2013 1:02 PM

    johnpaull2013 says:
    Oct 5, 2013 12:27 PM
    EJ says:
    Oct 5, 2013 10:48 AM
    To all of those: Why did the Bills trade Lynch questioners…

    Just another thing added to the list of why the Bills did what they did.

    - Misdemeanor weapons charges, LA.(Bills)
    - Hit and run incident, Downtown Buffalo. (Bills)
    - Theft of $20 at TGI Friday’s Hamburg, NY. (Bills)
    - DUI in Oakland, CA. (Seahawks)
    - Multiple uniform violations throughout his career. (Bills+Seahawks)

    Lynch though a good RB, Is just not worth the trouble. Suspensions do nothing but hurt your team and he is a suspension waiting to happen.

    Besides, at one point the Bills had Fred Jackson, CJ Spiller and Marshawn Lynch sharing carries. Having Jackson and Spiller made it an easy decision to let Lynch walk to Seattle, or drive drunk.

    You are right, he’s too much trouble for the Bills, I mean the Seahawks have gone to the playoffs with Marshawn running for them, the Bills have gone where after getting rid of him? I suppose if you are just going to be a farm team for other NFL teams, then your logic is correct, but if you actually want to win games, sometimes you have to take a bit of risk.

    _______

    So is this how people rationalize their team completely missing on a guy’s talent, while another team turns him into one of the league’s top 3 RBs?

    Sad.

  38. josephpete says: Oct 5, 2013 1:02 PM

    2 DUI’s for Marshawn, no fine, no suspension
    Green shoes, $5250…..Goodell = Selig for inaffective bafoonery.

  39. adderal says: Oct 5, 2013 1:10 PM

    He’s like alot of people in life, was a knucklehead when young but seems to have calmed down and out of trouble lately. Still a hell of a player though with the shelve life of RB’s I wouldn’t be giving away my $ for fashion.

  40. dbara43 says: Oct 5, 2013 1:13 PM

    You know what bothers me the most about the uniform Nazi’s is that they don’t require a shirt be worn under the uniform and pads. If I see one more shot of some OL’s sweaty armpit during a game I’m gonna puke. But green shoes? $5,000 fine buddy! How about some standards?

    And I agree totally that the pink is out of hand.

    And that the Bills are a losing organization, which is why Lynch is playing for us.

  41. chawk12thman says: Oct 5, 2013 1:16 PM

    He should appeal the fine. The rest of the team was wearing the wrong shoes……..They should be fined, not him………

    He’s colorblind?

    Okay; he doesn’t care about a minor fine. Unless the league makes it more significant, it will continue.

  42. southpaw79 says: Oct 5, 2013 1:20 PM

    Why have the Seahawks not placed this young man in rehab yet? Isn’t that how this tit for tat with the Niners works?

  43. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 5, 2013 1:48 PM

    000000000000000000000000 LOMBARDIES.

  44. silentfreedom5 says: Oct 5, 2013 2:02 PM

    groleo45 says:
    Oct 5, 2013 9:53 AM
    So why did Martellus Bennett get 10k for the orange shoes? The selective application of rules and the inconsistent nature of some of these fines really make one question the integrity of the league office.
    —————————————————
    Not to mention that as the article points out, Lynch is a multiple offender which means he should have a higher fine.

    Also, I’m a Viking fan, and still hate Bennett with a firey passion

  45. meditatingamigo says: Oct 5, 2013 2:09 PM

    Does PED use affect color perception?

  46. stepheninportland says: Oct 5, 2013 2:09 PM

    Obviously, he can afford it. I kind of like it, myself. It makes his weekly highlight films stand out more. Especially when he’s blasting through the Niners like they are a Pop Warner team. Can’t wait for him to do the same thing at the ‘Stick come December.

  47. bert1913 says: Oct 5, 2013 2:24 PM

    …in other news the nfl will start fining players for not wearing tighty whities

  48. 1sjusttthinkaboutit says: Oct 6, 2013 4:46 PM

    Marshawn Lynch fined $5,250 for green shoes
    shoe sponsor probably pays the fine gets controversy free publicity and provides some
    extra $. Just check out the Green shoe sales?

  49. Moudabo says: Oct 6, 2013 5:11 PM

    Silly rule. If the shoe color is one of the team’s official colors, who cares?

    I’m sure the late great L.C. Greenwood and Billy ‘White Shoes” Johnson would not approve of this
    silly and unnecessary rule.

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