During Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did everything in his power not to get fined. He showed up, he sat in front of reporters, and, while he refused to say anything other than "I'm just here so I won't get fined," he did technically answer questions from the media. But despite all of this, the NFL might still end up fining Lynch.
So where did he go wrong? Well, according to ESPN, the NFL didn't like the hat—yes, the hat—that Lynch was wearing. It was a New Era cap, which was OK with the league. But it featured Lynch's "Beast Mode" logo on the front of it. And because he didn't obtain permission from the NFL to wear the hat, there's a chance that the league might fine him for trying to capitalize off of his brand by promoting himself at Super Bowl Media Day. The hat was sold on Lynch's Beast Mode website yesterday—it eventually sold out—and was billed as "the hat Marshawn wore during the 2015 SB Media Day."
The NFL hasn't revealed whether or not they'll actually fine Lynch just yet. But a fine could be coming in the next day or two. Stay tuned.
Lynch doesn't seem like he's too concerned about getting fined by the NFL. He wore another Beast Mode hat today:
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