NFL Fines Marshawn Lynch $12,000 For Double Bird Vs. Titans (Pic)
Marshawn Lynch made his long-awaited return to the NFL last Sunday. He rushed for a respectable 76 yards on 18 carries and caught one pass for 16 yards in the Oakland Raiders’ 26-16 win over Marcus Mariotta and the Tennessee Titans.
Oh, and he also flipped the old double bird at the Titans defense, a gesture that was picked up by CBS cameras and broadcast to untold millions of innocent children.
Of course, most fans probably loved this. His teammates certainly didn’t seem to mind.
“We got to see that Marshawn is Marshawn,” Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said after the game. “He’s running through people, and he’s going to make it a pain on them to tackle him. You’ve got to earn it if you’re going to tackle him.”
Unfortunatley, the NFL did not care for Marshawn’s antics. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they’ve slapped the mercurial running back with a $12,000 fine.
NFL fined Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch $12,000 for a hand gesture he made Sunday, per a league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2017
Fans don’t need to worry about Marshawn’s finances, though. His 2017 base salary of $1.35 million plus his $1 million roster bonus are fully guaranteed, so he’s basically earning $195,000 a month. He can afford a $12,000 fine.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]