Marshawn Lynch Fined $11K by NFL for Obscene Move

AP Photo/Rick Scuteri Marshawn Lynch capped his career-long touchdown run with a backward dive into the end zone.
AP Photo/Rick Scuteri
Marshawn Lynch capped his career-long touchdown run with a backward dive into the end zone.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was fined $11,050 by the league for his unsportsmanlike actions while celebrating a touchdown during Sunday’s win over Arizona.

Lynch celebrated the score, a career-long 79-yard run, with a backward dive and obscene gesture. He wasn’t flagged on the play.

Cardinals defensive tackle Frostee Rucker called Lynch’s move “childish” after the game but didn’t take offense to the gesture.

Lynch has 12 touchdowns and 1,246 yards on the season.

In other fines:

• New York Giants wide receiver Preston Parker and defensive end Damontre Moore were fined $15,000 each by the NFL for their roles in a brawl during last weekend’s game against the St. Louis Rams. Other fines levied as a result of the brawl: Rams DE William Hayes and Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. were each fined $10,000, and Rams LB Alec Ogletree, whose hit on Beckham Jr. continued out of bounds and ignited the melee, was docked $8,268.

Also, Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins was given a $16,537 fine for roughing the passer. Kicker Josh Brown was docked $8,268 for unnecessary roughness, and snapper Zak DeOssie was fined $8,268 for a late hit.

• Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah was fined $22,050 for unnecessary roughness while hitting Chicago quarterback Jimmy Clausen. The hit gave Clausen a concussion that will keep him from playing in Sunday’s finale for the Bears.

Also, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett was fined $22,050 for abusive and insulting language toward an official.

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SOURCE: ESPN

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