Marshawn Lynch won't be fined for 'Beast Mode' hat


Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has escaped Super Bowl week fine free.

The league told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport on Wednesday that Lynch fulfilled his duties in the lead-up to Sunday's 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots.

"Marshawn Lynch complied with his obligation to attend all required media sessions at the Super Bowl," NFL spokesman Michael Signora told Rapoport. "In addition, there is no basis for a fine for the ('Beast Mode') hat he wore at the media sessions, which was made by and given to him by an NFL licensee, New Era, and was in team colors."

After Lynch was docked $20,000 for an obscene gesture in the NFC title game, the league was prepared to fine the runner again if he pulled the same act in Super Bowl XLIX. The All-22 footage, though, shows that Lynch kept it clean.

The hard-charging back didn't have much to say during his short-lived media sessions -- "I'm here so I won't get fined," was his calling card -- but Lynch's terse comebacks were enough to escape a league-imposed financial sapping of his saving account.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast recaps Super Bowl XLIX, including Malcolm Butler's game-sealing interception, Tom Brady's legacy and more. Find more Around The NFL content on NFL NOW.