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Report: NFL drops $75,000 fine of Marshawn Lynch in exchange for him making himself “available” to media

Marshawn Lynch in January in Phoenix, at one of his “I’m-just-here-so-I-won’t-get-fined” appearances with the media before Super Bowl 49. He reportedly had the league Thursday drop his $75,000 fine for not talking in the locker room following the NFC title game -- in exchange for him making himself “available” to reporters now.
Marshawn Lynch in January in Phoenix, at one of his “I’m-just-here-so-I-won’t-get-fined” appearances with the media before Super Bowl 49. He reportedly had the league Thursday drop his $75,000 fine for not talking in the locker room following the NFC title game -- in exchange for him making himself “available” to reporters now. AP

Here’s a (not very) new Seahawks storyline:

The NFL on Thursday decided to drop its $75,000 fine it was going to impose on Marshawn Lynch for not talking to the national media following January’s NFC championship game provided the Seahawks’ running back “make himself available to reporters now,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported.

Of course, Lynch has shown he has his own way of making himself available to reporters, with blaring rap music at his locker drowning out all else in the days between games then unique ways of conducting interviews in the few recent times he’s done them postgame.

As always, the only time this agreement will be tested is when a member of the national media visiting the Seahawks’ locker room complains to the league.

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