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Lynch avoids second straight shoe fine


In Week Four, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wore bright green shoes.  He was fined $5,250.

In Week Five, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wore bright green shoes.  He was not.

Per the league office, Lynch wasn’t fined because of the presence of blue in the heel of the otherwise green shoe.

Yes, the uniform rules can be a little bizarre and confusing.

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26 Responses to “Lynch avoids second straight shoe fine”
  1. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 11, 2013 11:37 PM

    Beastmode can wear whatever he wants.

  2. trevor123698 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:57 PM

    it reminds me of the so called law of the land

  3. ndgarretjax says: Oct 11, 2013 11:58 PM

    was Brandon Marshall fined for wearing green cleats?

  4. capn0bvious says: Oct 11, 2013 11:58 PM

    Doesn’t the league have anything better to do than worry about the color of a player’s shoes? Neon green fits with the Seahawk’s color scheme, so why are they pitching a fit over it? I can see maybe if he went out wearing hot pink shoes with the flashing lights in the soles that kids wear, but that’s not the case.

  5. opneon says: Oct 12, 2013 12:01 AM

    This is very strange when players & refs had pink all over them. For a good cause – but how can the NFL judge others?

  6. FinFan68 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:08 AM

    Ok, now they are officially full of crap. They can parse the minutiae all they want but the wild inconsistencies kill the credibility and diminish the importance of the rules. I think the uniforms need to be…uniform. Everybody doesn’t need to be or feel “special”. Fine them twice and start suspensions for continued disobedience. It’s not hard to dress correctly for work.

  7. Go-Hawks! says: Oct 12, 2013 12:18 AM

    A little?

  8. raiderapologist says: Oct 12, 2013 12:30 AM

    I can’t wrap my head around the idea of being paid so well that I can afford to pony up $5,250 just to wear an ugly pair of shoes for three hours.

  9. millerhour says: Oct 12, 2013 12:31 AM

    Their way of getting around fining him a ridiculous amount for a ridiculous reason.

  10. grandmastascottay says: Oct 12, 2013 12:45 AM

    In this age of concussions and PED’s its good to see the NFL crack down on the major issues

  11. braceyourselffor12 says: Oct 12, 2013 1:45 AM

    Well considering he wasn’t fined for his last DUI, one more blatant pass on a violation and he gets a free PED.

  12. eaglefan94 says: Oct 12, 2013 1:57 AM

    Isn’t green part of Seattle’s color scheme anyway?

  13. byreinier says: Oct 12, 2013 4:23 AM

    Just for my personal understanding, you get a 5k fine for wearing the wrong color shoes and a 7k fine for taking a swing at the opponent during the NYJ-NE game?

  14. bennyb82 says: Oct 12, 2013 7:42 AM

    Now every team is going to have guys with different color shoes…except for the heel.

  15. pksullivanmha says: Oct 12, 2013 8:52 AM

    Geez NFL get a life. @footballady52🏈

  16. bostoncollie says: Oct 12, 2013 9:30 AM

    Stupid NFL!

  17. bmoreravens1012013 says: Oct 12, 2013 9:41 AM

    Bizarre and confusing? How about just plain stupid , like a lot of their policies that have no affect on the damn game. There , now its been said.

  18. osiris33 says: Oct 12, 2013 9:50 AM

    Don’t blame the NFL. This is yet another example of how Pete Carroll cheats. Everybody knows partially green shoes are faster.

  19. yanksbills says: Oct 12, 2013 9:53 AM

    But how will we know what team each player is on if we can’t identify them by shoe color???

  20. warhawk137 says: Oct 12, 2013 10:45 AM

    I’m convinced the NFL just picks numbers from a hat when they issue fines.

  21. isheimfromcolfax says: Oct 12, 2013 10:47 AM

    How come this jackass hasn’t been suspended yet for his second DUI this past summer? Must be nice being in the back pocket of the commish.

  22. sweetnlow44 says: Oct 12, 2013 10:59 AM

    That bright neon green is part of their colors, why was he being fined in the first place? The NFL is getting pretty ridiculous with all of these fines. It’d be interesting to know how much $ they make just in fines every year…

  23. swu32733 says: Oct 12, 2013 11:55 AM

    Doesn’t Nike have ultimate jurisdiction here? They do every where else in football.

  24. bsizemore68 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:05 PM

    If the team allows a player to disregard the rules and also the officials, then what point is it to have rules? Bill

  25. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 12, 2013 12:20 PM

    I remember reading this before and thinking neon green has been a part of their uniform color and been an alternate color for a long time. It was only 4 years ago that they had a full neon green jersey. That was under Jim Mora Jr. I don’t blame anyone for wanting to forget that…

  26. tatijancika says: Oct 13, 2013 1:56 PM

    Who receive’s the FINES? is it a tax write off? Do we give the $5,250 to food banks, homeless shelters, schools……? I don’t understand this…

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