Marshawn Lynch may be fined AGAIN, but not for what you think

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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch may be fined for making contact with an NFL official. He was thrown out of the Thursday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

After getting tossed, Lynch stuck around to watch the Raiders win in a wild finish by sitting in the stands.

“Don’t think Marshawn missed that ending,” wrote College Football Reddit. “He disguised himself and went into the stands after being ejected.”

They posting this picture of Lynch in the stands.

For those who did not trust Reddit alone, that report was then backed up by Marcus Thompson of the Athletic.

“FYI, Marshawn Lynch did not leave,” Thompson wrote. “He has been watching the whole game from the stands.”

In any case, it’s now clear that Lynch didn’t break any rules by hiding his face and watching from the stands. Players usually don’t do it, but there’s nothing in the NFL rulebook staying they can’t. If he gets a fine, it will be just for the incident on the field.

“Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is looking at NFL discipline for running onto the field and shoving an official on Thursday night. But he won’t face league discipline for his actions afterward,” reported NBC’s Michael David Smith. “Lynch was spotted sitting in the stands later in the game, a bizarre action for a player who’s been ejected. NFL rules require ejected players to leave the field and sideline area, but NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed today that there’s no league rule against an ejected player moving to the stands after he’s left the field.”

Now, the Raiders as a team could punish Lynch, but it’d be a bit surprising if they did. They knew what Lynch was like when they signed him, and they need him happy and playing well more than anything else.

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