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Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

Posted on: December 30, 2011 6:15 pm
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M. Lynch's Skittles-patterned shoes (AP).

By Josh Katzowitz

What does Marshawn Lynch get for giving Skittles a huge (free!) advertising boost every time he scores a touchdown for the Seahawks by pounding the candy into his esophagus?

How about a $10,000 fine by the NFL for a uniform violation last week when he wore Skittles-patterned shoes (via Brian McIntyre)?

This isn’t the first time Lynch has been fined this year for a uniform violation. He also was docked $5,000 for wearing lime green socks on Monday Night Football.

Here’s hoping Skittles will help pay Lynch’s fine. Or, at the very least, give him a lifetime’s supply of the sugary snack to make up for the $10K out of Lynch’s paycheck. That, after all, could have bought him A LOT of Skittles.




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Posted on: May 30, 2012 12:51 am
 

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 3:26 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

Lynch knew this was coming when he had the shoes made. Remember the Seceme Street song? "One of there things does not look like the other...." Honestly I think every team to should have some watch the player leave the locker room and if they are not good they should have to fix it before they leave. These guys don't have the pay for uniforms and are given the stuff they need and then some. I am sure the Best Buy guy can't wear a Burger king shirt to work so what's the big deal? BUT HEY! Skittles are YUMMY! 



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:38 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

truckin99, I'm glad you mentioned the McMahon incident. That was hilarious!! Especially when he and Walter Payton both wore headbands the next game that had 'Rozelle' written on them. They got bigger fines for that, but it was funny as hell. Happy New Year.



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:35 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

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sp;   Do you remember the Chicago Bears when McMahon and Walter the Great played there, and Pete Rozelle was the Commish? McMahon got fined for wearing an Adidas headband, so the next game, they both wore headbands that read "ROZELLE"!! That was hilarious! Whenm  they were interviewed afterwards, Mcmahon said obviously Rozelle wanted his name in the limelight, so he gave him some more attention. I wonder what would happen if Lynch wore a headband with Goodell on it, or had it stamped on his cleats? That would be funny; but it would probably cost him $50,000. I would kick in a few hundred to help him pay the fine :D     &nb
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Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

Lynch gets fined $10,000 for wearing the wrong shoes. Meanwhile Trent Cole hits Russel Okung with a cheap shot after the whistle in the closing minutes of the 4th quarter sidelining Okung for the rest of the season and Cole only gets fined $7,500. Where's the justice NFL?



Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

I understand that the NFL does not want their players looking like NASCAR drivers or wearing headbands that are not manufactured by "official" NFL sponsors.  But the NFL goes too far.  Quarterbacks have been fined for having the wrong color towel tucked into their waist.  John Randle was fined many times for wearing too much eye black.  That is far from preventing players from "cutting their own marketing deals".  Regulating touchdown celebrations, limiting eye black and deciding the color of a towel the QB wipes his hands on are all restricting activities that have nothing to do with the fans enjoyment of the game or violating the rights of paid sponsors.

I'd rather Goodell restrict the length of hair when it covers the name and number of a player.  Do something more productive with your NFL Uniform Code Police Department. 



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

It's not a new rule but it's a stupid rule. Maybe the NFL should spend more time worrying about the health of the players and the competency of the officiating and less on the color of the player's shoes and they're end zone celebrations. They try to promote the game and it's players but fine them for any personality.
But why don't the players negotiate this crap in their next agreement? Take a bit less money (i.e. fines!) and add the ability to dance and wear funny shoes into the CBA? Then we can stop hearing about this.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

I understand the NFL's purpose and need for a uniform dress code on the field. Football afterall is a team sport. And not that I'm against personal expression but unity is suppose to be the principle. Players can choose the style of helmet and facemask they want to wear. They can decide on the cut of their jerseys and pants or the gloves, shoes or any kind of wristbands, arm bands, eye shields, etc... they want to wear as long as they are within the NFL dress code.


With Lynch what if the Skittles on his shoes were colored in the team colors as well as the ones he munched after a score? Or if it were a candy that is officially licensed by the NFL? Did you know you can go to the M&M's website and order M&M's with your favorite NFL team logo and colors? Would Lynch had been fined for wearing/eating those?


I think what could be coming next is that the NFL will begin to look at the exposed tattoos of players during the course of a game. Players may be forced to cover images or messages (whatever they might be) that the NFL finds objectionable.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 1:36 pm
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

That's probably because you're watching the Browns, Indians, and Cavaliers.



Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

It seems silly but it's actually good for the game. Without this rule we would have players wearing uniforms that look like NASCAR drivers' jackets. Imagine how riduculous that would look. You'd watch Calvin Johnson make an incredible leaping TD catch and see an up close shot at a Birelli Tires logo on the outside of his sleeve. Like another poster stated, it's similar to an everyday job uniform. If your company uniform is all blue with black shoes and socks, your boss would probably be pretty pissed if you chose to wear some multicolor skittle shoes or a shirt with a rainbow of candy on it for everyone to see. You may even be fired. At least he just gets a fine.


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