Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) and Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan (left) dance during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Marshawn Lynch: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined, bro"


Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch doesn’t want to be in attendance for media day with reporters all in his face asking him all kinds of silliness, but he is in attendance. He mainly is in attendance because the league is hanging a 6-digit fine over his head. If he doesn’t make his appearance, he will likely be fined by the league for over $100,000.

Crazy talk. Better not call in sick for that meeting!

“I’m just here so I won’t get fined, bro.” – Marshawn Lynch.

At least Lynch is honest. Why else would he be in attendance?

He has been dodging the media for a while. He does all his talking on the field and prefers it that way. He doesn’t need to be in front of a camera. He doesn’t want that attention. He just needs the football in his hands and he will make people look like fools as they try to tackle him. As well as he is at avoiding tackles. he won’t be able to avoid the cameras and reporters this week.

Is it fair to keep a 6-digit fine hanging over his head?

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  • arnie

    Players get fined by the organization and the league if they say something of character that dozen’t represent the league. Then they have to go back in front of cameras to apologize for said incident. Lynch has taken the right approach, kept his mouth shut and just played football. Now a player will get fined if he dosen’t open his mouth?
    No it isn’t fair a player should talk to the media especially since it was the media attention that got him chased out of buffalo.