Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch fined $5,250 for wrong color shoes
Lynch, who wore neon cleats in the Seahawks’ 23-20 OT win against the Houston Texans last weekend, was fined $5,250 by the league for wearing the wrong color of shoes.
The NFL requires players to wear shoes that follow the same basic color patters as the rest of their teammates. The Seahawks wore their alternate all-grey uniforms in Week 4, so Lynch’s green shoes really stood out in the backdrop.
This isn’t the first time Lynch has been fined for wearing the wrong color of shoes and probably won’t be the last time he does such a thing. Lynch has been financially reprimanded for this infraction before as he received a $10,000 fine for wearing Nike cleats, with a custom Skittles design on the side, during a Week 17 game of the 2011 season.
So, Lynch was clearly aware of the NFL’s policy but doesn’t mind losing a few thousand bucks to the league, just so that he can add his own flair to the team uniforms. While the NFL is busy handing out weekly fines which serve as a reminder why its’ infamously called the No Fun League, many fans still have no qualms with players choosing their own pair of shoes as long as it doesn’t affect their game.
Lynch didn’t showcase any performance related issues while sporting his green shoes against the Texans last Sunday. He ran pretty well in them, totaling 17 carries for 98 yards and a touchdown, and was even a factor in the passing game with three catches for 45 yards.
The Seahawks are playing another playoff-caliber AFC South team this week with a Sunday contest lined up against the Indianapolis Colts, at Lucas Oil Stadium.