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NFL fines Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch $50K

The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 US for violating the league's media policy.

Running back violated league's media policy

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was fined $50,000 US by the NFL on Sunday for violating the league's media policy. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The NFL has fined Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $50,000 US for violating the league's media policy.

Lynch stepped in front of a camera Friday and spoke for less than 90 seconds. It was his first time taking questions from the media all season, having politely declined every previous time.

Lynch's longest answer was 24 words when asked about the Seahawks' focus this week not knowing who their opponent will be.

The Seahawks will host the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoffs Saturday.

Lynch finished the regular season with 1,257 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns.

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