Soon after Lynch's fine was announced earlier this week, outraged fans calling themselves "12th Man for Marshawn Lynch" launched a fundraiser on the crowd-funding web site gofundme.com, asking other fans to help pay off Lynch's fine. The effort had raised nearly $15,000 from more than 600 fans in one day and was over $17,000 on Thursday.
Lynch, who is making $7 million a year, had promised to match all funds raised and donate the whole amount to a local Seattle charity.
But even though the fine is no longer in play, Lynch will still match the funds.
"After the (GoFundme.com) deadline, even if $50k isn't met & all contributions are given back, I'll donate the matched total # anyway," Lynch wrote on his Facebook page. The deadline for reaching the $50,000 goal on GoFundMe is Jan. 19.