The Chiefs and Raiders got into a scuffle after three Chiefs defenders landed on Derek Carr after the play was clearly over. The Raiders’ offensive line immediately came to Carr’s defense, starting the altercation.
Lynch got involved, and when a referee tried to separate them, Lynch wasn’t having it.
Lynch wasn’t in the game for the actual play and came on to the field, seemingly to just get both sides to stop. He likely wanted to protect his quarterback, but also get Marcus Peters out of the scrum, who he has been a mentor to over the years.
Wofford posted video of Lynch as he entered the tunnel:
After the fight Marshawn Lynch was calm walking back to the locker room. 5 minutes later he left the Coliseum wearing shades, scarf & cap. pic.twitter.com/pTaNRImlI7— Henry Wofford (@HWoffordKRON4) October 20, 2017
But, Lynch did not leave the stadium entirely and got to watch his team rally back for a thrilling win.
FYI, Marshawn Lynch did not leave. He has been watching the whole game from the stands— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) October 20, 2017
According to ESPN’s Kevin Seifert, Lynch could be looking at a hefty cost for his actions:
Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch could be looking at a loss of more than $100,000 for that ridiculous display. First, Lynch is subject to a minimum fine of $30,387 for making contact with an official during that melee. That he came off the bench to join the fight makes him a candidate to be suspended, as well. That would cost him a game check of $79,411.