Marshawn Lynch fined $5,250 for green shoes

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.

49 responses to “Marshawn Lynch fined $5,250 for green shoes

  1. 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. 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. 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.

  4. 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.

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

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

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    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. “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.”

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

  13. 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

  14. 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..

  15. 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.

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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…

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. @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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.
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    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

  31. 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.

  32. 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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