KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch could be fined $100,000 by the NFL for refusing to speak to reporters in the locker room after the team's 24-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
ProFootballTalk reported Sunday that the NFL informed Lynch he would be fined $100,000 if he did not talk to reporters after the game. The amount comes from the $50,000 fine that was imposed, and later suspended, last year for failing to speak to the media.
When the NFL lifted the fine, it also warned Lynch that future failure to cooperate would result in reinstatement of the fine, plus another $50,000.
Reporters were waiting at Lynch's locker after the game Sunday at Arrowhead. Lynch quickly dressed, put on his backpack and walked out as reporters asked to speak to him. He did, however, do a phone interview with the NFL Network after leaving the locker room. Whether that phone interview will be enough to avoid the fine is unknown.
Lynch rushed for 124 yards on 24 carries in the loss to the Chiefs, his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game. He now has 813 yards rushing on 177 carries this season for a 4.6-yard average.