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Fans start fund to pay Lynch’s fine

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Over the weekend, word emerged that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had been fined $50,000 for his lack of words to the media.

The 12th Man has his back.  And his wallet.

According to Terry Blount of ESPN.com, Seahawks fans already have raised $2,000 via an online fundraising site to offset Lynch’s punishment.

Um, folks?  Lynch had a base salary of $7 million during the 2013 season.  And he knows that the rules that apply to his huge salary include talking to the media twice per week during the regular season.

The money Lynch will pay for the fine will go to charity.  Here’s hoping that whatever money the fans raise for Lynch ends up in the hands of charity, too.

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82 Responses to “Fans start fund to pay Lynch’s fine”
  1. bucrightoff says: Jan 6, 2014 9:33 PM

    Well Seahawk fans when you do things like this you make the Kaepernick commercial look correct.

  2. bleedburgandyandgold says: Jan 6, 2014 9:34 PM

    It’s kinda silly but people here love their Seahawks! Would be cool though if they raised it then gave to a charity that Lynch supports

  3. shadowoflambeau311 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:35 PM

    And Packer fans are dumb for buying stock memorabilia.

  4. angelogiaquinto18 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:35 PM

    Really Seattle? Pay for the millionaires fine! 12th man, 1st dummy!

  5. cavington says: Jan 6, 2014 9:35 PM

    Really, fans offer to pay part of his fine. That money better go to charity or back in their own pockets. People need to get their priorities straight.

  6. dfeltz says: Jan 6, 2014 9:35 PM

    Just goes to show that fans are morons. I wouldn’t donate..well I can say without getting censored on here. Teams and players do not care one bit about any one particular fan. They just want your money and now people are voluntarily just giving it away.

  7. fr0sted21 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:37 PM

    I’m sorry, but this is plain stupid. Nice sentiment, but seriously..? Anyone who contributes to this is a moron.

  8. aldavisisthenfl says: Jan 6, 2014 9:37 PM

    stupid is as stupid does….

  9. theeperspective says: Jan 6, 2014 9:37 PM

    Cool. You’ll probably get a twitter shout out back. Totally worth it! Who do I write the check out to?

  10. thepftpoet says: Jan 6, 2014 9:38 PM

    This pathetic Seahawk fans waste their money on a criminal who’s had multiple DUI’s

  11. redmanalishi says: Jan 6, 2014 9:40 PM

    I think Lynch is a decent guy. So I hope he feels shame at this turn of events. He is an extremely gifted and lucky young man. His talent has brought him fame and fortune on the backs of millions of admiring fans. The FANS. A part of his responsibility is to be available to the media, so the FANS can get access to this NFL star. Now, the same fans that he snubbed are donating money to support… what? His disrespect of his obligation to those who made him rich.

    I hope Lynch does the right thing and sees this money go to charity.

  12. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:40 PM

    Stupidity marches onwards.

  13. sonoco says: Jan 6, 2014 9:41 PM

    And I thought the 49er billboard in Seattle would be the most embarrassing fan base proposal of the year. Thank you Hawk fans for getting us 49er fans off the hook for that honor.

  14. thepftpoet says: Jan 6, 2014 9:42 PM

    If Seahawk fans started a fund to pay off the Seahawks PED fines the whole state of Seattle would be bankrupt.

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Jan 6, 2014 9:43 PM

    I took $2 out for tissues for this sob story. Besides I was there for Lynch wanting him to be on the Lions so he owes me for having his back when nobody else did!

  16. juiceonfire says: Jan 6, 2014 9:45 PM

    I live in Seattle for a long time 99.9 % of fans are like this there. Have no idea of reality just screw up dreams

  17. shayeezy says: Jan 6, 2014 9:46 PM

    seahawk fans showing yet again that they don’t have lives or a clue. wonder if they’ll pitch in for his DUI-related legal fees, too.

  18. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:50 PM

    He spoke to the media just made it painfully awkward .. Gave one word answers and looked extremely uncomfortable ..I bet they drastically reduce the fine bc he ACTUALLY did speak just not very well .. So many of you are misinformed .. Comical haters ..

  19. tdubdizzle says: Jan 6, 2014 9:51 PM

    Just another testament to the stupidity of the American people.

  20. jackwallner says: Jan 6, 2014 9:51 PM

    Marshawn has said that he is matching all donations and will send them to charity.

  21. bradwins says: Jan 6, 2014 9:52 PM

    I’m going to contribute. I wish every player would stone the media. The media is the worst.

  22. tdubdizzle says: Jan 6, 2014 9:52 PM

    Why would you pay for a pro football players fine? He makes what the average American makes in a year in a week.

  23. tdubdizzle says: Jan 6, 2014 9:53 PM

    If Marshawn starts paying my bills I might consider contributing to this fund…

  24. jpash42 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:53 PM

    I’m sick of hearing about the self proclaimed “12Th man”

  25. fearthehoody says: Jan 6, 2014 9:54 PM

    Smart. He would do the same for his fans! Wow.

  26. Dennis Allen's Outgoing Persona says: Jan 6, 2014 9:54 PM

    This isn’t the first time something like this has happened. A couple years ago I googled mike smith and on some board fans raised thousands of dollars to raise a fine he got. I don’t understand certain types of people.

  27. rcali says: Jan 6, 2014 9:55 PM

    Well, if any company is hiring stupid people, we now have a growing list.

  28. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 6, 2014 9:55 PM

    They’re forming a Lynch Mob.

  29. illinininer says: Jan 6, 2014 9:55 PM

    Wow, how sad. Seahawks fans will do anything to get people to pay attention to them. Such an insecure fan base.

  30. hmmm71 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:59 PM

    Hey Seattle fans – the Human Fund needs your donations.

  31. ningenito78 says: Jan 6, 2014 9:59 PM

    Oh yeah since he doesn’t make enough money. Maybe we can all get together and pay his legal fees for his next DUI too. Or a parking ticket even. Hell lets all make sure his kids have a nice Christmas next year while we’re at it. Meat heads.

  32. bat42boy says: Jan 6, 2014 9:59 PM

    Still, the NFL should be embarrassed by the stupidity of this fine. I’m not the only one who feels this fine and the NFL law should be buried and never of again.

  33. GenXJay says: Jan 6, 2014 9:59 PM

    It’s not like the Seahawk fans are getting fleeced for the money. Being that the $ will be returned or to charity…unlike cheesebay fans. Keep buying that “novelty stock” cheeseheads. Besides, everyone else in the country knows who really owns the packers. It’s the 49ers.

  34. sandypar77 says: Jan 6, 2014 10:00 PM

    In his defense,the person Lynch ran over was wearing road colored clothing and dancing in the street.

  35. djamesbart says: Jan 6, 2014 10:05 PM

    12th man?
    Are these the same 12 Seattle fans that travelled to SuperBowl XL?

  36. rickyspanish says: Jan 6, 2014 10:05 PM

    Why do all you commenters care what people do with their money?

  37. chawk12thman says: Jan 6, 2014 10:06 PM

    Funny story and understand the sentiment. However, if he wears the wrong colored uniform/shoes, fails to talk to the press as required or does anything else that draws an NFL Front Office Fine or Team Fine he can pay for it from his salary that we all contribute to provide him. I think everyone needs to realize he is a big boy in a big boy sport that pays him to meet certain expectations. He can pay someone 20K to teach him to get over his obvious fear of speaking in public and save considerable money.

    In the meantime, Go Hawks!

  38. tangysizzl says: Jan 6, 2014 10:06 PM

    These people need their Brains washed…

  39. jebdamone says: Jan 6, 2014 10:07 PM

    peeps be crazy.

  40. savilo831 says: Jan 6, 2014 10:11 PM

    Lol. Dumbest fan base ever. They put the D in Dumb. Buahahaaaha. GO NINERS!!!!

  41. wwwmattcom says: Jan 6, 2014 10:12 PM

    Donate the money to the person Lynch hit with his car in Buffalo.

  42. 5to46hawkfan says: Jan 6, 2014 10:13 PM

    Hmmmmmm….. I have been a seahawk fan since 1975….
    I support the team as much as I can…. Sry, but not gonna get in on this. Lynch is a grown man (7mil a year) and he not as upset about this as fans are… Let the man take care of his business! GO HAWKS!!!!

  43. chawk12thman says: Jan 6, 2014 10:15 PM

    Started thinking more about this and have to laugh……only 2K has been raised (how many donors isn’t stated) and the entire 12th man for the Seahawks is being chided for being idiotic…….If a few people do something stupid for another fan base, I hope that it isn’t portrayed as being fully sponsored by the entire or majority of the fan base……..Just saying.

    Go Hawks!

  44. theeperspective says: Jan 6, 2014 10:17 PM

    Report: Seahawks fans to start a fund to raise $50,000 to flush down a toilet.

  45. peopletrains says: Jan 6, 2014 10:19 PM

    What a bunch of losers. Do they realize Lynch makes more in a quarter of ball than they make all year. Spend your money on a cause that actually needs it.

  46. fanasaurus says: Jan 6, 2014 10:19 PM

    Good.

  47. clubergo says: Jan 6, 2014 10:23 PM

    I’m a major Hawks Fan and I live in the Bay area. Why all the Hate? Who cares if the fans want to pay the fine for lynch? Just Another running back with social anxiety. All the money WILL go to charity, and the Seahawk fans know that. It’s a strong shout out to our Team! And niner Haters he is a Cal product. List of RB that didn’t talk to the media.. Barry Sanders Hershel Walker and there are more… Lighten up

  48. drewzducks says: Jan 6, 2014 10:24 PM

    I’ve heard there’s this guy named Robbie who just moved into the Seattle area and could use a helping hand. I guess we now know why Kurt pulled the trigger.

  49. hawkman4life says: Jan 6, 2014 10:25 PM

    Wow…as a seattle fan, this is just ridiculous! The guy makes millions!! Lynch is a beast on the field but horrible on camera or in commercials..you heard his beacon plumbing commercial? Some people just shouldn’t talk to the media and he’s one of them. Stupid fine nonetheless. Kaepernick is another…crickets make for more entertainment.

  50. asimonetti88 says: Jan 6, 2014 10:26 PM

    People don’t donate their money to charities but have no problem donating it to a 20-something millionaire

  51. spankmarley says: Jan 6, 2014 10:27 PM

    Pay it in skittles. Taste the rainbow!

  52. orivar says: Jan 6, 2014 10:28 PM

    Two thousand is a pay check for a lot of people with career jobs. ..That’s not really a lot.

  53. radioactivechimp says: Jan 6, 2014 10:29 PM

    So people are raising money to pay a fine for a professional athlete who makes millions of dollars a year while they could have raised money to feed some of the millions of starving people in the world…

  54. indywilson40 says: Jan 6, 2014 10:33 PM

    They are the loudest fan base, not the smartest fan base. There is a difference.

  55. keepingitrealdumb says: Jan 6, 2014 10:36 PM

    HAHAHAHAHA

    a bunch of blue collar fans chipping in to pay for a millionaire’s fine? a fine that is chump change to said millionaire?

    and i thought I was keepingitrealdumb .. HAHAHAHA

  56. belindamarie72 says: Jan 6, 2014 10:37 PM

    BEASTMODE has graciously declined the offer but will match any/all contributions and they will be donated to charity. #GOHAWKS

  57. dtownsportslions says: Jan 6, 2014 11:13 PM

    If you contribute to this cause…..I don’t like you. Plain and simple.

  58. snoqualmieterry says: Jan 6, 2014 11:40 PM

    I don’t get it. Why is it wrong for fans to support a player who fights for every inch? I would rather have a shy Lynch than an arrogant bicep kissing QB like Kap. What is better? A WR that constantly tells us how great he is or Lynch that hates to be on camera. He does his talking on the field.

  59. slugbaitspace says: Jan 6, 2014 11:53 PM

    Michael Robinson has a compilation video on The Real Rob Report called “The Best of Messin with Marshawn”. At one point, Lynch heaves a football at his face/videocam and walks off, not laughing.

    Seriously, the man doesn’t seem to like cameras.

    Media Day should be interesting this year…

  60. chawk12thman says: Jan 7, 2014 12:20 AM

    Here’s a related question, but not specific only to this situation:

    Does the player who gets fined, the NFL or anyone get to claim the “donation to charity” on their Taxes?

  61. granadafan says: Jan 7, 2014 12:30 AM

    Gotta love the NFL with their “priorities”. Knock a player helmet to helmet and endanger his health? $10,000. Don’t wear the proper socks or endorsed gear? $15,000. Don’t talk to the media enough? $50,000

  62. stampnhawk says: Jan 7, 2014 12:37 AM

    Seahawks fan here, and I think this is dumb, and to be honest, a mentality of the bandwagon fans that couldn’t name the backup QB 3 years ago or longer.

    That said, I love the fact that Lynch doesn’t talk to the media, first of all, youtube his interview from last week and you can see him shaking giving one word questions, so he’s clearly not comfortable. Second, youtube some other ones talking about his charity or the E60 peice, and he seems to be a good guy, just shy with any limelight.

    Secondly, anything that gets the over-invasive media ticked off is fine with me.

  63. ronnielottspinky says: Jan 7, 2014 12:46 AM

    Those kids at Texas A and M really care about Mr. Lynch, and at the start of a semester, money’s already tight.

  64. umphreysrules says: Jan 7, 2014 1:07 AM

    Surely I’m not the only Seahawks fan that finds this “fund” idea to be completely ridiculous.

  65. silvernblak says: Jan 7, 2014 1:15 AM

    That’s the way of the fools in this world. Just like chicks. Treat em like garbage and they keep coming back, but show them you like them, THEY GONE! Now Lynch can give up his spot in the food stamp line for the 12 idiot to pay a meals ransom for him..Ah!

  66. profootballfansassociation says: Jan 7, 2014 2:45 AM

    the bigger question here is why was he fined? he talked to the media, just not in a way that they would like. I watched his entire interview and it seemed like every other bill belichick interview I’ve ever seen. So why now?

    I appreciate the 12th man’s support, but the real anger is directed towards the NFL for levying such a BS fine.

  67. benrob99 says: Jan 7, 2014 3:00 AM

    It is a stupid fine. Who cares if he talks to the media or not??? I’m tired of all the media whining about who mistreats them. Grow up and realize that 95% of all the players and coaches wouldn’t talk to you unless they were being forced to. Never seen another profession that felt as self entitled and self important as the “media”.

    That being said the people of SHEattle are ridiculous for trying to pay that. Call “beastmode” the next time you get a speeding ticket… I’m sure he’ll be more than happy to kick in.

  68. sweetnlow44 says: Jan 7, 2014 3:08 AM

    Calm down, haters. The fans aren’t doing it to support a millionaire financially. They’re doing it to send a message to the league that the fine is absolutely ridiculous. Players shouldn’t be forced to talk to the media. There’s already way too much media involvement in sports. These guys might be elite athletes, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have social anxiety disorders. Lynch does his talking with his play and for Seahawk fans, that’s all the talking any of our players needs to do.

    Also, there’s a lot of insanely rich people in Seattle, a lot richer than Lynch. For them a couple grand is pocket change. Regardless, Lynch has said he’ll match what the fans donate and give it all to charity. That’s on top of the 50k he’s paying because he doesn’t like talking to the media. Pretty gracious act.

  69. jvseahawk says: Jan 7, 2014 3:12 AM

    Just because a man is rich does not mean you have a right to steal from him.

  70. peterawrhatred says: Jan 7, 2014 3:15 AM

    This is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. How much does this guy earn? Is there nothing better to spend your money on up there in Seattle?

  71. seaeagle707 says: Jan 7, 2014 3:30 AM

    Love how the haters from the other teams’ fanbases all congregate on a Hawks article to criticize anything and everything to do with Hawkville. Something like vultures or crows feeding on roadway carrion. Must be awful having to watch your teams during the Wild Card Round.

  72. seaeagle707 says: Jan 7, 2014 3:36 AM

    NFLN now leaning towards Niners as SB favorites. Whew! Glad we got that hex off our backs, and just in time!!!

  73. strongmackn says: Jan 7, 2014 5:17 AM

    This makes fans look dumb. It makes the nfl look dumb.

    If youve ever seen the real rob report, he wont even talk on the camera with his teammates.

    The fact that the nfl has rules about this backed by a fine of this amount is a joke.

    Good job ‘Murica. Many have died for your right to speak what you want, or not to… then we go and allow stuff like this.

  74. smackingfools says: Jan 7, 2014 5:33 AM

    Instead I paying a fine for a millionaire, how about demand the NFL stop being so stupid?

  75. sidepull says: Jan 7, 2014 6:50 AM

    The fact that he makes loads of money and should pay his own fine is one thing.
    Pampering these criminals by paying their fees for the trouble they get into off the field is downright enabling them to continue that behavior. Idiots.

  76. ratsfoiledagain says: Jan 7, 2014 10:38 AM

    tdubdizzle says:
    Jan 6, 2014 9:51 PM

    Just another testament to the stupidity of the American people.
    **********
    As a Seahawk fan I won’t be contributing. Lynch doesn’t need the help from me.

    The monies received by fines in the NFL go to charity. So in essence, all they’re doing is raising money that will go to charity. Possibly of Lynch’s choosing? (not sure how that works in the NFL)

    Silly reason to raise the money since he doesn’t need the assistance, but it will go to a good home.

    No harm in what they’re doing actually. But I won’t be sending any cash….

  77. yooperman says: Jan 7, 2014 11:00 AM

    I hate the Seahawks and their fans. But not everyone likes to talk in public. If fact there are people who can’t do it. This sounds like a case of bulling, by the NFL.

  78. baredon says: Jan 7, 2014 1:06 PM

    Are these people insane??

    The man makes more money in a year than you will make your entire life…!! And your collecting money for his fine??

    As Ron White says… “You can’t fix stupid”…

  79. chazatlas says: Jan 7, 2014 2:30 PM

    People who are paying money for Lynch’s fine obviously have money to throw away. Must be some Internet, tech brats.

  80. realitycheckbaby says: Jan 7, 2014 8:57 PM

    This is why Seattle is THE HARDEST PLACE TO PLAY IN THE NFL.

    The most passionate fans without exception.

  81. jay1934 says: Jan 8, 2014 11:33 AM

    Why would anybody be stupid enough to contribute to pay the fine of a big mouth millionaire?

  82. cruiseon says: Jan 8, 2014 1:48 PM

    Obviously this is only a symbol of support for Lynch from the fans, but facts such as that go right on by the spite and hate of those here who need an excuse to stir up their primitive instincts.

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