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Seahawks' Lynch reaches settlement on fine for not talking to media

It had been expected that Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch would have a hearing with the NFL Thursday morning to appeal a $75,000 fine for not talking to the media after the NFC Championship game last January. Instead, there was no hearing with the two sides reaching a settlement and the NFL expecting that Lynch will comply with the league's media access rules. The NFL clarified Thursday morning that under the terms of the agreement Lynch will "make himself available to reporters now. If he doesn't, he pays the fine." In essence, players are expected to be available once a week and then after games. Lynch has not been regularly available to the media for a few...