The violation of the NFL's media policy caused a double-hit
to Lynch's pocketbook since the NFL will also collect a $50,000
fine imposed for violations of the media policy last season but
held in abeyance in anticipation of future cooperation.
All told, Lynch will be docked $100,000.
Lynch made a brusque exit from a circle of reporters waiting for
him in the team's locker room following Seattle's 24-20 loss to
the host Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) on Sunday that dropped the
defending Super Bowl champions to 6-4.
The media policy mandates that players be available to the media
during the practice week at the team facility and in the locker
room following games.
Lynch has exhibited his media-shy side before. The bruising
running back flirted with skipping Super Bowl Media Day in
January, before relenting and escaping another massive fine.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York; Editing by Frank Pingue)
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