Even though Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch met his obligation and showed up at Media Day at the Super Bowl, he could still face a fine for wearing unsanctioned gear, ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Darren Rovell report.
Lynch’s agent Doug Hendrickson said Wednesday he had not heard from the NFL regarding a fine, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported.
Lynch spent fewer than five minutes at the podium on Tuesday, repeating “I’m just here so I won’t be fined” almost 30 times.
But Lynch wore a hat with a Beast Mode logo on it, which is selling for $33 on the company’s website and drew the attention of the league.
According to the report, the league does not like when players wear gear or promote a brand that it has not already approved.
There is precedent for the league fining players for running afoul for not wearing approved brands. Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $100,000 for wearing a Vitamin Water hat during Media Day at Super Bowl XLI in 2007.