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:

Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

The NFL is in the process of removing the Marshawn Lynch crotch-grab pic from http://t.co/i1wY76GQHf. It was generated by a licensee.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

NFL Shop no longer selling Marshawn Lynch "grab" photo collage http://t.co/TNeWB0L0UV http://t.co/K5tnZjDvts

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


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