NFL Disapproves of Marshawn Lynch Grabbing Crotch, Sells Photos of Crotch Grab

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2015

Seattle Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch (24) celebrates his touchdown run during the second half of the NFL football NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

The National Football League doesn't approve of Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch grabbing his crotch during games, but the league has no problem trying to make money off the crotch grab.

Lynch has grabbed his crotch while scoring a touchdown on multiple occasions in the past. After he grabbed his crotch during last week's NFC Championship Game, the NFL fined him $20,000 for making an obscene gesture, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The NFL has even warned Lynch and the Seahawks that a crotch grab during Super Bowl XLIX will result in a 15-yard penalty, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio (via Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith).

It appears as though the NFL does not condone Lynch's celebratory act. Well, except for the fact that a collage that includes a photo of the "obscene gesture" is being sold at the league's official online store.

via NFLshop.com

Here's a closer look at the picture in the bottom-left corner:

via NFLshop.com

To sum this up, the same obscene gesture that cost Lynch money is earning money for the NFL. This isn't a good look for the league.

With this revelation making its way around the Internet, the NFL is apparently looking to rectify the situation:

[NFLshop.com, Twitter; h/t SB Nation]

Related

    Players Under the Most Pressure at Minicamp

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Players Under the Most Pressure at Minicamp

    Maurice Moton
    via Bleacher Report

    LAC Scout Was Why Lamar Didn't Run 40

    NFL logo
    NFL

    LAC Scout Was Why Lamar Didn't Run 40

    Alec Nathan
    via Bleacher Report

    Brett Favre Looking to End Youth Tackle Football

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Brett Favre Looking to End Youth Tackle Football

    Green Bay Packers
    via Green Bay Packers

    Does the NFL Have a Referee Problem?

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Does the NFL Have a Referee Problem?

    Mike Florio
    via ProFootballTalk