Seahawks fan trying to raise money to pay Marshawn Lynch's $50K fineon January 6, 2014 @ 1:39 pm (Updated: 6:26 pm - 1/6/14 )
A Seahawks fan is trying to raise $50,000 for Marshawn Lynch after he was fined by the NFL.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported this weekend that Lynch was fined $50,000 for violating the league's media policy by not talking to the media throughout the season.
With Beast Mode in trouble, it didn't take long for the 12th Man to try and defend the Seahawks running back.
"Our beloved "Beast Mode" Marshawn Lynch has been fined $50,000 by the NFL for refusing to speak to the media in 2013, which is a reported violation of his NFL contract. I have a few things to say about this," writes Loren Summers, a fan who started the fundraiser page for Lynch.
"FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS?!? SERIOUSLY?!?" says Summers, pointing out Lynch may suffer from a fear of public speaking "like the other 74% of the population."
Summers says he started the campaign in hopes that every 12th Man would donate at least $1 to cover the fine. Summers promises to personally deliver the check to Lynch once the money is raised.
"Does Marshawn need this money? No," he continues. "But I think it would be a good time to let Marshawn know, that we don't need his interviews or his thoughts to appreciate the amazing talent he is, and the contribution he makes to our team. And that we recognize the injustice that has been done to him, and we will not stand for it."
So far, a little over $4,700 has been raised at the 12th Man for Marshawn Lynch gofundme page.
Summers says it's an all or nothing campaign. If the $50,000 isn't raised by the deadline 13 days away, no one will be charged.
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