Lynch won't be fined for Media Week remarks or Beast Mode hat

BY foxsports • February 4, 2015

Marshawn Lynch may have dodged the most punishing oncoming hit days after Super Bowl XLIX -- league-imposed fines.

The Seahawks running back, whose participation with the media -- or lack thereof -- during Super Bowl week was well documented, fulfilled his obligations and won't be fined for any infractions, the NFL said on Wednesday. Also, Lynch won't be docked for wearing his trademarked ''Beast Mode" hat.

It was reported last week that Lynch could face a $500,000 fine if he didn't participate during his designated podium time.

"Marshawn Lynch complied with his obligation to attend all required media sessions at the Super Bowl," NFL spokesman Mike Signora said in an email to FOX Sports 1 NFL insider Mike Garafolo. "In addition, there is no basis for a fine for the hat he wore at the media sessions, which was made by and given to him by an NFL licensee, New Era, and was in team colors."

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addressed Lynch's antics last Friday during his annual state of the NFL address.

"When you're in the NFL, you have an obligation, an obligation to the fans," Goodell said. "It is part of your job, and there are things in all of our jobs that we have to do that we don't necessarily want to do."

Lynch has received multiple fines by the league for not making himself available to the media after games.



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