NFL warns Marshawn Lynch a crotch grab will cost 15 yards

AP

The threat of fines has not deterred Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch from grabbing his crotch after scoring touchdowns. But the threat of a 15-yard penalty might.

The NFL wants Lynch to know that officials will be on the lookout and ready to assess a 15-yard penalty if Lynch does it again. NFL V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio that the Seahawks have been warned that if Lynch makes an obscene gesture at any time during Super Bowl XLIX, the Seahawks will be penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Blandino told Paolantonio that if Lynch grabs his crotch after scoring a touchdown, “that means they will kick off from the 20 yard line.”

That’s where the Seahawks would have kicked off after Lynch scored a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game. If the officials had seen Lynch grab his crotch, he would have been penalized.

Lynch got away with it that time. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will probably tell Lynch in no uncertain terms that he can’t risk it in the Super Bowl. If Lynch wants to pay a fine out of his own paycheck, that’s his business. If he hurts the team, that’s another story.

224 responses to “NFL warns Marshawn Lynch a crotch grab will cost 15 yards

  1. It looks like we are headed back to the days when players were told, that if they got hit in the nuts during a televised game, they should grab their head. The one in the helmet.

  2. He should have grabbed long girly hair Mathew of the Packers in the crotch and squeeze them as hard as he can until Mathew begs for mercy for putting a cheap shot on Russell Wilson.

  3. Please Marshawn don’t deflate your balls……..really?

    NFL can allow a team to cheat for a victory and not penalize that but marshawn we just want to make your way of life miserable.

  4. Being the genius that he is, he probably will still do it. It’s like the ‘3 pumps rule’ on the Key & Peele skit, always testing the boundaries.

  5. vegasgreek says:
    Jan 24, 2015 5:01 PM
    why didn’t they do this in the nfc title game ?
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    Per the article: ” If the officials had seen Lynch grab his crotch, he would have been penalized.”

    Obviously they didn’t see it.

  6. WOW keep looking at one payer yet the Pats Tom Brady be a pretty boy through all. The NFL has lost it way and the one in league office have lost control.

  7. And that is exactly why they made this clear. Lynch is certainly an enigma, however he wont hurt his teams chances to win the SB. Never understood the crotch grabbing thing…

  8. Seriously? There is a team of habitual rule-breakers in the midst of an ongoing investigation on the other side of the ball, and this is what they focus on!?!?

  9. What’s wrong with grabbing your crouch? I mean it’s your crouch! It’s not like he took out his junk! Just let these men play and stop taking the fun out of the game!

    You want him to stop doing it keep him out of the end zone!

  10. Hey Marshawn, like it or not, you are idolized by many young kids who want to be the next great running back.
    What’s troubling to me is watching my 9 year old playing football with his buddies, and upon scoring a touchdown grab his crotch. When asked why the reply was “because Marshawn Lynch does it”!
    Like it or not Marshawn, you are a role model, so why don’t you grow up!!!

  11. Lynch is an idiot anyway, so carry on and give your team 15 yd penalties. I am sure he will hear from them if he does. It’s obvious money makes no difference.

  12. “There’s not an ounce of class in the Super Bowl this year, both teams are classless.”

    And you’re the last person to be judging anyone on class!

  13. No Fun League: you have a rule you are threatening to enforce that is vague and subjective. Yet 11 of 12 footballs that the Pats used, did not meet a WRITTEN rule, yet the NFL must still investigate? At least Lynch proves he has balls to grab!
    Grow a set NFL, Fine the guilty team now, get it done with, and if they choose to appeal, great, then investigate!!!
    Further proof that 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the see is a good start!! Oh yeah… Go Hawks!

  14. Even before he does anything which is harmless on the field: Hey! You are warned and better not do that!
    A player knocks out his girlfriend and beats his kid and shoots a gun in the air.
    Ummmm….. Hang on. We’ll get back to you on that in a few months, M’K?

  15. Yea? I pray the hawks win and lynch does it at the end of the game. Schneider, give lynch another million dollar raise.

  16. “…the Seahawks will be penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct. Blandino told Paolantonio that if Lynch grabs his crotch after scoring a touchdown, “that means they will kick off from the 20 yard line.”
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    After seeing the beat down the ‘Hawks ST gave to my Packers, how would that be a problem for them?

  17. I am a Pats fan and I say we start a Go Fund Me site to pay Lynch’s fines. It is absurd how they have targeted this guy.

  18. Love the PED comments that come up on every thread.

    Last time the Pats cheated? Last week. And the one before that. And the one before that. And the year before that. And the year before that. They’re probably cheating right now.

    Last time the Hawks cheated? Before LAST season kicked off.

    And how did they “cheat”? Did they steal playbooks? Did they try to give themselves an equipment advantage the other team didn’t get? Did they clear the snow from FG spots for only their guys?

    No.

    Bruce Irvin–a then-3rd-down DE/LB–got popped for a mental focus prescription that 12-year-old boys take too. He sat on the bench, where he spent most of the games anyway.

    Keep telling yourselves both teams are “classless cheaters.” One team is in the news every year for cheating. The other accrued zero advantage from its benchwarmers popping focus pills in the “I just heard about Macklemore” era 2 years ago. It’s not the same.

  19. How would you like to be the ref whose job it is staring at Lynch’s area down there for the entire game?

  20. wannstache says:
    Jan 24, 2015 5:12 PM

    Seriously? There is a team of habitual rule-breakers in the midst of an ongoing investigation on the other side of the ball, and this is what they focus on!?!?
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    Seriously? Half the articles one this site in the last few days have been about “InflateGate”. Do you live under a rock?

  21. They are all over Marshawn Lynch but the cheating Patriots are going to get away with a slap on the wrist again.

  22. Thanks NFL for finally showing some consistency…harassment of Lynch!

    In reality I couldn’t be happier of this news, for it works to Seattle’s advantage, as NE will be made to pay for the NFL’s continued harassment of Lynch!!

    Go HAWKS!!

  23. Sometimes football fans are the dumbest people on earth. Their entire opinion formed based on who they like or what team they like.

    Grabbing your crotch and taunting the opponent is stupid no matter who does it, but if you’re all about “Beast Mode” the NFL is just out to get poor little Marshawn. Lets see Michael Crabtree grab his crotch against the Hawks next year and see what all the “12s” have to say about that.

  24. IF (emphasis on the first word) Seattle has a sizable lead in the closing minutes, I could see him doing it. I would also impose a two games suspension next season.

  25. Look at Kam’s pick six film, he is on the sideline grabbing himself… Look at Beast Quake #1 against the Saints, he grabbed himself then too.. Find something real to fine.

  26. Many players get flagged for their end zone demonstrations. Most have said “it was worth it”. None of those guys seem to understand team goals. They seem to profess it in their cliché filled media moments but when it comes time to walk the walk they become “It’s all about me” guys. What makes you think Lynch is any different?

  27. I am glad the Pats are playing Seattle, a team that also is also being dogged by the suits in NY. The best two teams are going man against man on the field. Two teams that don’t make excuses win or lose.

    Also, a shout out top Rex Ryan, a coach that always played the Patriots tough and took every loss to the Patriots like a man, never saying the Patriots didn’t earn it. I am not surprised that we are not hearing any nonsense from Rex this week. He’s a man.

  28. I’m a Hawks fan and Lynch has been fined for this in the past. You could even tell when he did it vs GB, he was killing the celebration and shook hands with teammates. I don’t see there being an issue in the Super Bowl.

    The NFL should be better utilizing their time and “expertise” on an issue like an integrity of the game infraction vs a touchdown celebration… Goodell needs to get off of Brady’s jock. He wonders why so many people thinks he’s a joke… SMH

  29. Lynch is like that spoiled kid that does not listen when his parents tell him to do something. He is just a selfish look at me person.

  30. He should have grabbed long girly hair Mathew of the Packers

    You know he has the same long girly hair, right? Just looks mangier.

  31. Look at all of the Patriot haters upset right now. LMAO!! The Pats did nothing wrong and you people can’t take it. So much so that you’re defending a classless fool like Lynch. pathetic!

  32. So, there’s a poster from Toronto, Ontario, whose citizenry elected Rob Ford, a chronic drug abuser and alcoholic for mayor, and he’s here ridiculing us in the US about having “no class?”

    In the words of Arte Johnson of the famed Laugh-In series from the 60’s…. “Very interesting.”

  33. 2 things, 1) RELAX cheeseheads. I’m sorry old timey music and Jim Crow laws are not prevalent anymore. 2) Michael Crabtree can go ahead and grab his crotch. The problem is Lynch does it and wins games, he doesn’t not catch the game winning pass in the NFC championship game.

  34. trollaikman8 says:
    Jan 24, 2015 5:46 PM
    I’d love him to do this when the score is 45-7 and 15yds is meaningless.
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    Yeah, me too.
    That would be a major “middle finger” at Goodell.

  35. Let’s see here….
    One team is having an issue with deflated balls and another team is having an issue with a player grabbing his.
    Perhaps they should rename it the SuperBalls.

  36. The only thing worse than a classless athlete are the fans who support him. I’m sure you are all very proud of yourselves.

  37. pierrodelon says:
    Jan 24, 2015 5:52 PM
    Why, exactly, does he want to grab his crotch? Is this gang related?
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    He is channeling Michael Jackson.
    Watch closely and he will remove one glove, grab himself down there and do the moon walk next time.

  38. I predict at some point in the game a patriot player will make a big play then grab their crotch. Just like Ryan doing the discount double check, or someone doing the superman pose after sacking Newton. The question is, will the refs flag the pats for 15 yards?

  39. I am just curious – you can make a penalty right before the Super Bowl? Aimed at one person? This is incredible. The NFL’s focus is so misdirected. We are so wound up on a crotch grab, and I read where people are making this a class issue, watch tv, listen to music and watch music videos and then compare. Holy Mack – plus allot of haters out there looking for an excuse to vent because their loser team didn’t make it. What a life you lead.

  40. The mere fact the NFL has to “warm” a player or a team about certain behavior makes me long for the good ole days when most players had a sense of integrity about them, because they knew they WERE the game…..sigh.

  41. Oh yeah….that’ll stop a guy who thinks he should get to make millions playing a game and give nothing back to it.

  42. Maybe the NFL should look into it and do an extensive study that will end in the off season with a slap on the wrist.

    Oh wait, that’s reserved for actual cheating in the game if it’s by Krap’s boys.

    This is FAR more important to the NFL.

    When the Hawks are up by enough, I hope he grabs it good.

  43. Should be ejected. The game is televised to families and children. Fondling your private parts on tv is not good for the game. When my 5 year old saw that he pointed to the TV and said “he gotta go potty”. Very confusing for the children.

  44. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. It could be argued that, for Marshawn, grabbing of the crotch after scoring a touchdown is a behavior driven by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which is a psychological/medical condition that is protected under the ADA.

  45. Lynch grabbing his crotch and not speaking to the media reminds me of a petulant, immature little kid. He’s an embarrassment to his team and city and he deserves all the discipline that he gets.

  46. If anyone thinks it matters to beast mode you are sadly mistaken….. He’ll gladly take the 15 yards and then tell them to give him the ball…… The size of the game might get to BB and Brady but it won’t effect Lynch….. Flatly doesn’t care

  47. Penalty should rise according the number of times he does it.

    1st – 15 yards
    2nd – 30 yards
    3rd – 45 yards
    4th – 60 yards

    Maybe then Pete Carrol will ask him politely to cut the 12 year old stuff.

  48. fine him and penalize the team the first time 15 yards. the second time, add another 15 and double the fine. 3rd time…kick him out of the game. …and i am a Seahawks fan sick of this ridiculous nonsense!

  49. Unsportsmanlike conduct is already be in the rulebook. If anything, the NFL should remind him of that rule, as well as everyone else. Leave it at that.

  50. I would love it if both teams agreed that, just before kickoff, they would all turn towards where Goodell is sitting and flip him the bird. Offsetting penalties. Play on. Would be very fitting.

  51. hmm, the powers that be are imposing fines for expressing themselves, and those that have a problem with this will gladly stand in line to vote for democrats.
    Please take another look at what you’re voting for . . .

  52. cactusbojo So..when Brady is caught on camera carpet F Bombing the entire field they should certainly eject him too? Afterall, THE CHILDREN!

  53. Lynch and the Patriots are two different issues. In the Patriots case the amount psi claimed to be deflated should have been noticeable to any player that touched the ball. And what about the officials? It was raining, the official either gets a ball from the sideline or the current ball, wipes it down, holds a towel over until the offense comes up to the like and place the ball down, he didn’t notice anything wrong. A non issue.

    Lynch on the otherhand has been fined (didn’t stop him), penalty for any obseene gesture if it’s seen by the official (might work), throw in any obscene gesture from either team to make it fair and on the second one loss of down and automatic ejection and depending on time left in game and any blowout leads where it doesn’t matter, enforce a suspension to start the next season.

    Now that will put an end to this craziness.

  54. Both the crotch, shoes and media are a concoction of Sherman
    who is trying to prove a point about power of players ..but in reality they are employees who should do what the frick they are told! Lynch was sure talkative in front of his presumably paid appearance on the TV show the league..punks

  55. “Can’t wait til next season when these scumbags from Seattle have to come to Titletown USA to play. The beat down will be soooooo sweet.”

    —–

    And come next season when that game in GB does occur, your team will still have blown an opportunity to play in a SB, not just a game to regain your pride!

  56. This just in: ” The NFL will test using an additional official at Sunday’s Pro Bowl. The Crotch Judge will penalize any player willingly touching their crotch area at any time on the field of play”.

  57. Why in the world does he grab his crotch? I’m not one of those moral hand-wringing, spare the children types who is totally offended by it. But it does seem weird, maybe even a little creepy. He just really doesn’t want to stop grabbing his crotch in front of thousands of people and is willing to pay big fines to keep doing it?

  58. Well I guess a majority of football fans have stopped being fans and just want to hate on everyone anyone that is not a fan of there team. I have to say it is crazy how much hate there is on this site.

    I’m sorry your special always perfect, never can do anything wrong and abides by all rules team didn’t make the Super Bowl. I love football, yes I love my Seahawks first and foremost. It is sad that a person can’t follow a team because you may get stabbed by a fan from another team or booed or what have you… Just Sad.

  59. So let me see if I have this straight. In the NFL, it’s fine to pat other guys on the butt but you better not put your hand anywhere near your own crotch. Is that what this amounts to?

  60. When Roger Goodell presents the trophy to the Seahawks, I think the entire Seahawks squad should grab their crotch.
    What’s going to happen? Is the league going to march off a 15 yard penalty at the beginning of the 1st preseason game?
    Up yours, Roger.

  61. To all you idiots who think Lynch is cute just remember the league survived long before his antics and will survive long after. Just you people think with a Bill Clinton mind doesn’t mean the majority of us do. Can’t wait till he’s out of the NFL and you all can go with him

  62. I’m surprised they didn’t make it 15 yards and ejection from the game. Maybe a fine tacked on. That’s the only way to make an impression on these guys.

  63. “spygate” was a filming of coaches signal calling in front of 80,000 fans! Also, the entire league was doing it also. The Patriots just did it 2 more games after the league sent a memo not to do it!

    if that is “spying” then I am Barack Obama!

    That whole thing was a media frenzy against a coach that wouldnt do an interview for ESPN!!!!

    ANYBODY with HALF a brain knows that!!!!!!!!

  64. This country was founded by Puritans. They also run the NFL. Still, grabbing one’s crotch is a lowlife move beneath WHAT SHOULD BE the dignity of a great player like Lynch.

  65. Where the heck is Don Bebee when you need him? To knock the ball out of this bozos hand as he’d crotch grabbing. What is this guy….10 years old?

  66. To the IDIOTS on here saying “1st penalty should be 15 yds and the next should double”, how many Seahawks games have you ACTUALLY watched… When Marshawn has done it, its been ONCE a game as the EXCLAMATION pt… I can’t stand uneducated people chiming in with remarks that have no validity or bearing…

  67. this is when you as a parent, are supposed to pull your son aside and tell him that just because Marshawn Lynch does it does not not make it right. Why dont you just be a parent and stop worrying about something you can control yourself. Nobody even saw it, and nobody saw the other one in the other game either, unless you allowed him to see it on a website.

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    marcuswelby1 says:
    Jan 24, 2015 5:18 PM
    Hey Marshawn, like it or not, you are idolized by many young kids who want to be the next great running back.
    What’s troubling to me is watching my 9 year old playing football with his buddies, and upon scoring a touchdown grab his crotch. When asked why the reply was “because Marshawn Lynch does it”!
    Like it or not Marshawn, you are a role model, so why don’t you grow up!!!

  68. 12th man….i have watched all of the Seahawks games for the better part of 10 yrs….if they are on , I watch them. Calling us idiots because we have a different opinion than you is childish. Then if he only does it one time a game, it shouldn’t bother you if the threat of the next one being doubled ..since it wouldn’t happen.

    But let’s just take that last game. What if the refs had caught his little move and given him a 15 yrd penalty? Green Bay moved very quickly down the field to score the game tying field goal. How bad would it be had they had another 15 yrds and they scored a touchdown and we did not get into the Super Bowl because some moron wanted to grab his crotch?

  69. If Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman were on your team you would be loving every bit of their antics.

  70. @honkerdawg…. well , you are absolutely correct hd. you and the majority of people like you DO NOT think like president clinton. he was a rhode scholar and a very brilliant man.

  71. Lynch is a tool and is a luxury the Seahawks can do without. At the end of the season, it would be best for both parties if the Seahawks move on from Lynch.

  72. But let’s just take that last game. What if the refs had caught his little move and given him a 15 yrd penalty? Green Bay moved very quickly down the field to score the game tying field goal. How bad would it be had they had another 15 yrds and they scored a touchdown and we did not get into the Super Bowl because some moron wanted to grab his crotch
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    You mean like the two TDs after two first and goals via turnovers?

    Yeah, I’m sure you’ve watched every game. That’s why you’ve said in previous posts that Wilson is a TO machine and that Hawks struggle with big tight ends.

    EL OH EL

  73. He wants attention. Just kick him out of the league. Then he’ll have all the attention a 2 year old deserves.

  74. I could care less what he will do, or not do, however if the NFL was serious they would kick him out from the start, that would hurt the team more than a fine, of course they won’t do that. Bill

  75. prayforwar2000 says: Jan 24, 2015 5:44 PM

    so in order to assess that penalty they will have to see it, which also means they will be looking at his crotch…hahahaha
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    Ya know, that’s just “nuts”!

  76. packmanfan says:
    Jan 24, 2015 5:57 PM
    Let’s see here….
    One team is having an issue with deflated balls and another team is having an issue with a player grabbing his.
    Perhaps they should rename it the SuperBalls.

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    Best comment on this article.
    Everyone else, Marshawn sadly doesnt care what you say or think.
    I’m not even a Seattle fan (not even close) and this whole episode is frankly hilarious.
    It’s just Marshawn sticking his middle finger at the NFL, the man walks to his own beat.

  77. I think they clearly have a vendetta against Lynch. Meanwhile Tom Brady is going to get away with cheating. Prejudice?

  78. I wonder if half the dummies calling Seattle the PED Hawks realize that the one player responsible for half the discipline around that plays for the Patriots across from Revis.

  79. Everybody knows Lynch does that for those kids he loves so much.

    You know. The Meshawn Lynch Genital Grab Foundation

    What a fine role model Coach Petey produces…

    for the little children

  80. How can they dock Lynch for this? Yet allow all other team’s players to engage lewd, grinding sex gestures and stupid dancing after plays. This is called piling all of your frustration on one guy. My suggestion to the NFL is cut all of the lewd sexual innuendo and show boat dance celebrations out next season. 1st warning is a 15 yard penalty and automatic $15,000 fine. 2nd time around, $30,000 and 1 game suspension.

  81. i’m jut saying that crotchgate is pretty uncool for kids that watch football. Why is coach carroll under scrutiny for not controlling this?????????????????????

  82. fine him and penalize the team the first time 15 yards. the second time, add another 15 and double the fine. 3rd time…kick him out of the game. …and i am a Seahawks fan sick of this ridiculous nonsense!
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    You are nothing more than a liar…not a hawks fan for sure…nobody even saw the gesture until three or four days after it was done…it was not televised, and purely just a gesture at the raciest elitists that run the NFL.

  83. If the NFL/networks would treat the crotch-grabbing the same way they treat civilians running onto the field–don’t show it–he’d stop doing it. The more they make of it, the more he acts out.

  84. I personally am all for a player expressing themselves though I understand with the amount of kids and families who may be watching why the NFL would have a problem with the crotch grab but I’m sure I’m not the only one who watched the game against Arizona and saw the TD run but had NO IDEA he grabbed he was grabbing his crotch when he dove into the end zone until the NFL shined a spotlight on it. I don’t really even see what the big deal is if the grab isn’t absolutely obvious but I also don’t understand why at this point with the trouble he’s gotten into for it the first time he keeps doing it. I don’t think he should’ve been fined for the first one instead of just being warned but now that he’s aware just cut the crap. He keeps acting and making it look like the NFL are the bad guys for punishing him for his antics but how intelligent is he if he hasn’t yet realized the fines will stop when he stops.

  85. Shinnbone says:
    Jan 24, 2015 6:15 PM
    Can’t wait til next season when these scumbags from Seattle have to come to Titletown USA to play. The beat down will be soooooo sweet.
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    Stop. Just stop. You delusional Packers fans are embarrassing the rest of us Packers fans who keep things in perspective.
    There will be no “beat down” as long as we have McJoke coaching our team.
    Old habits die hard and I expect him to keep on coaching not to lose instead of to win next season as well. Wimpy will be sure to lose that game as well.

  86. The NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the 31 owners has their eyes on one team only, that is the New Orleans Saints. You other teams don’t have to worry about the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doing anything to these teams. As long as Sean Payton and the Saints organization not playing everyone are happy and satisfied.

  87. what a joke the NFL is, any other player any other time no one says A WORD

    BUT since its SIX for Seattle everyones all up in arms cuz by George Seattle isn’t supposed to be scoring TDs are they?

    they’re not supposed to be pounding the spleens out of teams like the “Donkeys” and the Mighty Green bay Packers”

    Right?

    isn’t that what its ALL ABOUT?

    the NFL just CANT STAND Seattle and they show it in every commentary, every HYPING up of every team Seattle pounds the sand out of, and that JUST ERKS some people doesn’t it Rodg, how much they pay you to make Seattle go away?

    how far are you going to let this CHARADE go on Roger? how long is your hypocrisy going to taint America and the world?

    YOU’RE a JOKE, the Patriots caught CHEATING once again and all you’re concerned about is the way a player celebrates a TD? well you better had be flagging FOR ANY type of celebration cuz the REALITY is thats a CUP he is grabbing under that uni, nothing more nothing less and your wretchid HATRID for teams WILL be the end of YOU!

    you have the nerve to IGNORE BLATANT cheating in the NFLS largest game yet want to focus on something irrelevant to the point you are going to make up penalties..

    how do you know he wasn’t adjusting his GEAR?

    you don’t but corruption and hatred has gotten the best of you and now look at you, acting a FOOL in front of the entire world

    way to represent Rodg, good one

  88. 15 yards? Much less than the 12 hours I spent overnight in the hooskow for a similar gesture to a cop.

  89. It’s about time. I wish they would do the same for all this dumb dances. Guy can’t remember who he’s supposed to block but his td dance is flawless…but I digress.

    Look, I know everyone is saying, what about inflating the footballs? I agree but no one has copped to it and the NFL evidently has no proof of who did it.

    Lynch does this all the time and it’s just plain crass. When are we going to say “enough” to people who perform crude acts, say crude things and are just flat out disrespectful for no other reason than because it’s their right?

  90. They won’t do a thing about the Pats gaining an advantage but will take 15 yards from the Seahawks. Goodell must go.

  91. Ok, so let me get this right…..the NFL threatens Lynch for wearing gold shoes , crabbing his crotch, not speaking to reporters etc…Yet they do not threat or comment about the Patriots cheating again?? Ok ! Good to be the Patriots in Rogers neighborhood!!

  92. I’ve got it. When Marshawn makes a TB, All the 12s in the stands at home n the bars. Stand and grab your crotches. You know like we all clapped our hands as kids to save Tinkerbell.

    Let’s do it. this is soooooo stupid.

  93. Shinnbone says:
    Jan 24, 2015 5:03 PM

    I can’t stand the Seahawks or the people from Seattle!
    ________________

    Thanks so much for clearing that up, Shinnbone! I was sitting here wonder what you thought of the Seahawks or Seattlites because I and so many others totally care!

  94. I love football. Lots of people love football. But let’s dispense with this notion that somehow football is some kind of classy sport that should be used as an example for our children on how we should behave in life.

    This is a sport that is about domination, violence and killer instinct. Perfect for a 5 year old.

    This is a sport that objectifies women and dresses them in clothes that leave little to the imagination. Also perfect for a 5 year old.

    I don’t know about the rest of you but I learned how to grab my crotch in grade school on the east coast way back in the 70’s – give someone the look, grab your crotch and give the head a little tilt back and we all new what that meant – bite me!

    If you want to penalize him then do it for taunting because that is really what he is doing. Don’t give me this moral high ground BS about being an example for our kids and how it is an obscene gesture. It’s a violent, obscene sport with a lot of sexual overtones and displays. And if you are honest you will admit that is part of what you love about the sport.

    It is like saying I love porn, but only the classy stuff. Don’t kid yourself, it’s still porn.

  95. Grab your crotch= big threats and fines

    Deflate footballs causing an impossibly low amount of fumbles = No big deal, your owner is Robert Kraft who is my friend, I’ll sweep it under the rug.

  96. josh8134 says:
    “i look for him to show the pats that even a cross eyed guy can properly inflate a ball!!!”

    Way to look like a moron! Let’s go for attacking someone because of a physical issue they have no control over.

    Bet that makes you feel like a real man.

  97. why isnt Pete Carroll under fire for controlling his guys? I mean Crotchgate is SO awful. how does that reflect well to kids?

    Crotchgate should be met with a suspension / loss of draft picks or something.

  98. 1 PSI of ball pressure gets a federal investigation but a gangster grabbing his junk in front of families on national TV gets 15 yards?

    the NFL is clueless!

  99. heres a question: how come ESPN isnt even reporting this as a top 15 story?

    and why do they have 6 of their top 10 stories about 1 PSI of air pressure in a ball over a 45-7 asswhooping?

    think about it…..

    Belichick hasnt done an interview for them in 8 years – thats the real story.

    mainstream media distorting the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. townie1266 says:Jan 24, 2015 5:12 PM

    No class in the Super Bowl?? This coming from a guy from Canada, a whole country of le idiots!!

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    From a guy that loves both the NFL & CFL but also has to share a city and country with JT, please don’t paint us all with the same brush!!!

  101. IF you are ok with it, make sure you encourage your kids to show their teachers, grandparents, and the parents of their friends how to do it the right way. I’m sure they too will think that there is nothing wrong with it…..Oh, you don’t have kids, I kind of figured that…..give me a break!

  102. “Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will probably tell Lynch in no uncertain terms that he can’t risk it in the Super Bowl. If Lynch wants to pay a fine out of his own paycheck, that’s his business. If he hurts the team, that’s another story.”

    Why in the world would you think that? Pete Carroll is the guy who invited agents to his practices and gave them access to his locker room while at USC imperiling the eligibility of every one of his players. The fact is that Pete Carroll always thinks he can get away with breaking rules. And why shouldn’t he? Marshawn Lynch launched himself backwards into the endzone while grabbing his crotch against the Cardinals and there was no call. When Richard Sherman intercepted Rodgers in the NFCCG, Sherman got in the face of the receiver and then went and tried to shake Rodgers hand but no taunting call on either. Carroll is right. Break all the rules you want and 95% of the time you get away with it.

  103. Penalty should rise according the number of times he does it.

    1st – 15 yards
    2nd – 30 yards
    3rd – 45 yards
    4th – 60 yards

    Maybe then Pete Carrol will ask him politely to cut the 12 year old stuff.
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    You still mad about last year’s Super Bowl Beat down, and the REALIZATION THAT DENVER’S WINDOW HAS CLOSED?

    Go Hawks

  104. IF you are ok with it, make sure you encourage your kids to show their teachers, grandparents, and the parents of their friends how to do it the right way. I’m sure they too will think that there is nothing wrong with it…..Oh, you don’t have kids, I kind of figured that…..give me a break!
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    See now this is where “parenting” comes in.

  105. Check out the Patriots fumbling rate (plays/fumble) for these time periods:

    Last five seasons 2010-2014 = 187 plays/fumble

    SB winning era 2001 -2005 = 95 plays/fumble

    This HUGE difference makes much more sense in light of the news the Pats are playing with deflated footballs which are much easier to grip, hold and secure. In other words, they figured out a way to cheat to gain a truly significant advantage. (Besides any possible advantages a QB may get in throwing the ball.)

    Coincidentally the Pats remarkable improvement began in 2007, the year after Tom Brady spearheaded an effort to change the rules allowing teams greater control over footballs used in games.

  106. “I love how the Patriots are habitual rule breakers. OK, so Spygate was 8 years ago. What else do you haters have? Go ahead, I’m waiting.”

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    I love how Pat’s fans call their team a dynasty, and yet Dallas, Pittsburg, and the 49er’s have more SB wins.

    Yes, spygate was 8 years ago…and the Pat’s last SB win was over a decade ago. You really want to go there?

  107. Everyone who goes to the Superbowl, should turn their back, while the players for the NE Cheaters are introduced. Maybe, they will get the message, but I doubt it.

    When they cheated before, it only cost them a half million dollar fine to win a Superbowl. Talk about rewarding bad behavior!!!!!

  108. The top 8 SB winning teams.

    Numbers read left to right by, SB appears, win, loss, and team SB winning percentage.

    1 Pittsburgh Steelers 8 6 2 .750
    2 San Francisco 49ers 6 5 1 .833
    3 Dallas Cowboys 8 5 3 2 .625
    4 Green Bay Packers 5 4 1 .800
    5 New York Giants 5 4 1 .800
    6 Oakland/LA Raiders 5 3 2 .600
    7 Washington 5 3 2 .600
    8 NE Patriots 7 3 4 .429

    So, having never previously seen these stats, and hearing “dynasty” thrown about for so many years, the reality is, that the NE organization is 3 out of 7 in SB’s.

    Okay, so the dynasty talk clearly was just another in a long list of lies.

  109. Why in the world would you think that? Pete Carroll is the guy who invited agents to his practices and gave them access to his locker room while at USC imperiling the eligibility of every one of his players. The fact is that Pete Carroll always thinks he can get away with breaking rules. And why shouldn’t he? Marshawn Lynch launched himself backwards into the endzone while grabbing his crotch against the Cardinals and there was no call. When Richard Sherman intercepted Rodgers in the NFCCG, Sherman got in the face of the receiver and then went and tried to shake Rodgers hand but no taunting call on either. Carroll is right. Break all the rules you want and 95% of the time you get away with it.
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    Pretty much everything you said was a lie.

    And Hawks are still in the SB.

    And Pats have been caught cheating AGAIN.

  110. davebarnes21 says:
    Jan 25, 2015 5:58 AM
    heres a question: how come ESPN isnt even reporting this as a top 15 story?

    and why do they have 6 of their top 10 stories about 1 PSI of air pressure in a ball over a 45-7 asswhooping?

    think about it…..

    Belichick hasnt done an interview for them in 8 years – thats the real story.

    mainstream media distorting the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Look, I’m a Hawks fan. I love Beast Mode. But his insistence on the crotch grab is frustrating. There are plenty of ways to celebrate. I love the stop, shake hands and walk off move he has. But there really is no need for a crotch grab.

    But as for your ridiculous Patriots fan view, heres the fact that you and the rest of your “kind” so obviously miss:

    STOP saying the game was a blowout and it didn’t matter. The fact is, when the balls were doctored was BEFORE the game started. There was no blowout. This wasn’t an act that started in the 4th quarter. The score was 0-0 when the cheating happened.

    And yes a 1lb. does matter, if it didn’t Brady would not have said his perfect ball was “12.5 psi”. He would have said anything in the 12-14 range was good with him. Everybodies hands are different. Every player has different hands. Having the ball fit your hands to its best capabilities gives you the best accuracy and touch. That’s simply common sense.

    The NFL knows something happened. They know this is yet another black mark. I don’t think it’s the “giant scandal” it’s made out to be, but it was definitely skirting the rules and this is getting pushed aside with the “independent investigation” till after the Super Bowl in an attempt to avoid it detracting from the NFL’s night in the sun.

    What is sad, and sucks, is the fact that this continues to happen. Whether it was spygate, taping sideline signals, deflategate, or the never used rotation of tackle eligible players, one of the greatest coaches (Bellichick) and one of the greatest QBs in the games history are tarnishing their own legacy with this garbage, when factually, as the game against the Colts showed, it was really never needed.

    Kind of sad.

  111. Don’t warn Lynch. Just fine him. He’s doing it for publicity and you just give him more.

    All players agreed, through the NFLPA, to abide by the league rules. Lynch knows that he’s breaking the rules and chooses to do it for publicity.

    Stop giving Lynch a forum to make these stupid statements and he’ll stop too. Lynch like the press. He likes the attention and he’s obviously willing to pay the fines.

  112. “Just let these men play and stop taking the fun out of the game!”

    How is fining Lynch for grabbing his crotch taking the fun out of the game? This is professional football. There is no room for that kind of childish behavior. You ever see guys like Barry Sanders do it? Emmitt Smith? Walter Payton? No because they played the game it was meant to be played. They didn’t grab their crotch when they scored.

  113. So, having never previously seen these stats, and hearing “dynasty” thrown about for so many years, the reality is, that the NE organization is 3 out of 7 in SB’s.

    Okay, so the dynasty talk clearly was just another in a long list of lies.
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    Actually 0-7.

    Pats are yet to win without proven cheating.

    They’re Buffalo except Buffalo played honorably.

    Also the Steelers used horse steroids and haven’t won a playoff game since their team doctor was busted for steroid distribution.

  114. realitycheckbaby says:
    Jan 25, 2015 3:02 PM

    Actually 0-7.

    Pats are yet to win without proven cheating.

    They’re Buffalo except Buffalo played honorably.

    Also the Steelers used horse steroids and haven’t won a playoff game since their team doctor was busted for steroid distribution.
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    Whaaaaaaaaaa. You need a whaaaaaambulance.

    People could say that your SeaAdderall PEDHawks are still cheating.
    See how that works. Everyone can accuse everyone else because neither team is squeaky clean

  115. THis year’s Superbowl is being ruined by all of the haters on both sides.

    On one side, you have the fans that hate New England. THey call them cheaters, and to be fair, they did get caught cheating 10 years ago and paid for it. No other cheating has been proven, but haters are haters.

    On the other side, you have the fans that hate the Seahawks. They call them cheaters for using PEDs and for their coaches antics while coaching in college ranks. No new PED use has been proven, but haters are haters.

    TO sum it up. I think that both sides need to let it go. As it is, if Seattle wins, people will say that they cheated. The same goes for New England.

    Lose-Lose

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