Jan 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) scores a go ahead touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports
While the New England Patriots are dealing with the fallout from playing with soft balls, a member of our Seattle Seahawks is being fined for handling balls of his own. Marshawn Lynch was fined for his crotch grab following his touchdown in the NFC Championship Game.
This is actually the second time Lynch has been fined this season for doing that. He was also fined grabbing his junk when he dove across the goal line at the end of his 79-yard touchdown run against the Cardinals in Week 16.
Officially, the NFL fined Lynch for making an “obscene gesture.” Clearly the NFL league office has never watched a baseball game. Players are constantly “rearranging the furniture” throughout any MLB game.
It should be noted that Lynch doesn’t just “rearrange the package” after his own touchdowns. Lynch can be seen doing the same during Bruce Irvin’s pick-6 against the Rams in Week 17.
Officially, Lynch was fined for making a “obscene gesture.” This is the rule that they use to fine players for showing their middle finger to fans and opposing players.
Bennett’s sack dances definitely fall into the “not safe for work” category. He’s never been fined for it though (which he shouldn’t), but perhaps it is only a matter of time.
Note: This is clearly the most juvenile thing I’ve ever published.