Marshawn Lynch Reportedly Fined for Unsportsmanlike Conduct Against Referee

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 21, 2017

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) on the field, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has reportedly been fined for his actions against a referee in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Lynch was fined over $24,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct involving a referee. 

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr fumbled the ball out of the end zone on the team's final offensive play in a 20-17 loss against the Cowboys. 

After the officials reviewed and confirmed the ruling on the field of a turnover, Lynch was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct while arguing with the referee about the call. 

The 31-year-old Lynch was previously suspended for Oakland's game against the Buffalo Bills for grabbing a referee during the second quarter of a 31-30 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8. 

Following a one-year retirement in 2016, Lynch has had a successful comeback with the Raiders this season. He leads the team with 163 carries, 695 yards and seven touchdowns. 

The Raiders are 6-8 this season, two games behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West with two games remaining. 

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