In the latest fine to be levied on a Seattle player from Sunday’s NFC Championship game win over Green Bay, receiver Jermaine Kearse was fined $5,512 for throwing the ball into the stands following his winning touchdown catch.
That is a routine fine handed out by the NFL, which considers the throwing of balls into the stands to be a crowd control and safety issue.
Kearse today got the ball back, apparently for a signed jersey (though not, according to some reports, for Super Bowl tickets, as originally reported).
It was a busy day for fines as receiver Chris Matthews received a $11,025 fine for making an obscene gesture, apparently following Marshawn Lynch’s 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Lynch was also fined $20,000 for making an obscene gesture following the play and guard J.R Sweezy was fined $8,268 for his unnecessary roughness penalty on Clay Matthews.
I feel embarrassed to work for a particular organization that fined a teammate of mine for shaking my hand after a touchdown
— Shawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) January 23, 2015