NFL will penalize Seahawks if Marshawn Lynch grabs crotch during Super Bowl


The NFL is focused on convincing Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to fall in line. In addition to his battle with the media, they also aren’t happy with Lynch’s “Hold my D**k” touchdown celebrations. They’ve fined him, and now the plan is to penalize the Seahawks if he does it during the Super Bowl.

The NFL wants Lynch to know that officials will be on the lookout and ready to assess a 15-yard penalty if Lynch does it again. NFL V.P. of Officiating Dean Blandino told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio that the Seahawks have been warned that if Lynch makes an obscene gesture at any time during Super Bowl XLIX, the Seahawks will be penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Blandino told Paolantonio that if Lynch grabs his crotch after scoring a touchdown, “that means they will kick off from the 20 yard line.”