We’re waiting to hear from the league regarding the investigation into the Patriots’ alleged use of under-inflated footballs, but the league has reportedly acted on another issue from last Sunday.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the league has fined Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $20,000 for an obscene gesture during the victory over the Packers. Lynch grabbed his crotch after running for a 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game — perhaps he was checking to make sure everything was inflated to the proper pressure? — and was previously fined $11,050 for another grab during a December game.
That might not be the end of the fines for Lynch. Schefter reports that the league is considering fining Lynch “significantly more” than the $50,000 fines he’s previously accrued for refusing to speak to the media. Lynch didn’t talk after beating Green Bay and will be slated to speak to the media three times next week during the buildup to the Super Bowl.
Schefter reports that the league and the Seahawks are in discussions about the best way to handle Lynch, who has already made it crystal clear how he wants to handle things on and off the field.