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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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Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2011 10:02 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

If skittles can't be on the shoes as an advertisement then why does Nike get to promote?  Really does their name need to be that big on those?




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 10:01 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

He can run around dressed like a giant bag of Skittles for all I care; he helped me win my fantasy league!



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 9:43 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

I think the NFL players and NFL fans try and impeach or just protest Godell, He is tearing the game down. He is more of a dictator than a Comish. Not judging just sayin.



Since: Oct 28, 2007
Posted on: December 31, 2011 8:14 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

I don't hear the Skittles company putting up a fuss. Come on, really!!! Of all the things you can fine a player for, and you fine him for this. It's something that has been incorperated into his nickname "The Beast" as in Feed the Beast. I just think there are much worse things to fine a man for.




Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 7:05 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

Oh yeah Godell doesn't think he owns these guys right? Brutal. Also to the dope below; Skittles will just use a different name than pay some junkie from SF. Smarten up.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 6:33 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

Yeah, this is great, but it would have been nice to explain what constitutes a uniform violation. Poor journalism.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 5:44 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

Hey dude, skittles isnt fining him the NFL is fining him. Cant believe your dumb enough to think that hes giving this money to the skittles people..jackasses



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2011 3:22 am
 

"Feed Your Beast"

Trademarked, franchised, and internet domain all mine. Come n get it Skittles....
 



Since: Dec 5, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 3:12 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

the only reason there is a fine for this is because the NFL isnt getting a peice of the pie. we are bombarded with sponsors on everything NFL. think to madden 11 snickers was everywhere all in our face. since skittles isnt the official fruit candy of the NFL then there is a fine right up there with wearing anything on the sidelines that isnt made by reebok.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 2:22 am
 

Illegal use of candy costs Lynch $10,000

I want a pair with Bud Light cans on them!


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