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  • Lynch now subject to fines over holdout

  • SEATTLE — Tuesday marked the sixth day of running back Marshawn Lynch's holdout from Seahawks training camp.
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  • SEATTLE — Tuesday marked the sixth day of running back Marshawn Lynch's holdout from Seahawks training camp.
    It also signaled a change in the penalties the team can now levy on Lynch for not having shown up in a dispute over his contract.
    Per the rules of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, Lynch can be assessed fines of $30,000 per day for each day he misses.
    Beginning Tuesday, the sixth day of camp (the countdown started when players officially reported for camp last Thursday) Lynch can be fined 15 percent of a $1.5 million signing bonus for this year in addition to the daily $30,000 fine.
    The bonus is the prorated share of the $6 million bonus he got for signing his four-year contract worth as much as $31 million in 2012.
    Add up the $150,000 for the first six days and the $225,000 for the signing bonus, and that's $405,000 the team can already fine Lynch for holding out.
    The team can now fine Lynch 1 percent of that same signing bonus for the next several days, with the total fine capped at 25 percent during training camp. He could be fined an additional 25 percent of the bonus for missing the first regular season game.
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