I am currently learning that I understand less and less when it comes to the world of professional sports. The NFL continues to blow my mind to the point that I’m genuinely losing interest in following the league altogether. Probably has a little to do with the fact that the 49ers are mediocre and my fantasy teams are causing what little hair I have left to fall out. But fining Marshawn Lynch $100,000 for not speaking to the media makes about as much sense to me as calling smaller sized bags of candy “Fun Sized” (less candy is never fun), or justifying something awful by saying “It is what it is” (redundancy be damned I use it too.)
Below is a list of a few fines this season:
Lions center Dominic Raiola fined $10,000 for a cut block against the Patriots (although not fined for almost tearing a dude’s ACL on the last play of the game.)
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict fined $25,000 for trying to “Hulk Rip” Cam Newton and Greg Olsen’s ankles off. (See my rant here )
Tampa Bay fullback Javorskie Lane fined $58,000 for violating PED policy.
There are numerous other Late Hit fines (Usually between $8,000- $16,000), Football into stands ($11,000ish… expensive football), and a number of other financial punishments for players in the league.
I don’t get Lynch’s fine at all. Please… somebody, justify this for me. I’m begging you to provide me a valid argument as to why this action is warranted. Lynch doesn’t like talking to the media so why would anybody press this issue? Lynch gets fined $100,000 for not speaking to reporters but Bill Belichik can be a dick to reporters and give three word answers over and over again and not be punished? (That I know of). I’m pretty sure people who sell meth get away with less of a financial slam than this. I can’t handle the thought of this anymore, I’m going to eat 72 “fun sized” bags of M&Ms.