Marshawn Lynch at Super Bowl Media Day: 'I'm Here so I Won't Get Fined'

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJanuary 27, 2015


The Seattle Seahawks did their Super Bowl media day session on Tuesday afternoon, and all eyes were on running back Marshawn Lynch.

As anticipated, Beast Mode didn't have much to say. In fact, he only said one thing—over and over.

"I'm here so I won't get fined."


Update from Wednesday, Jan. 28

A day after telling the world that he was only at media day to avoid a fine from the league, Lynch had a similar message at yet another press conference.

Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

"You know why I'm here."That's Marshawn Lynch's response to every question http://t.co/bIw3hoTtCJ

Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

And just like that....Lynch is gone. About 5 minutes.

Beast Mode's media sessions are so compelling that even the players want to watch:


Nobody wants to talk to the guy who caught the pass to put Seattle in the SB. He's watching Lynch's press conference http://t.co/KujLlp6iUz

Also, ESPN's Adam Schefter and Darren Rovell are reporting that Lynch could still face a fine by the NFL as a result of media day.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Marshawn Lynch could be subject to significant fine for wearing unauthorized "BeastMode" hat to Media Day, per @darrenrovell and I.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Full story from Darren Rovell and I: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch spent the few minutes he was... http://t.co/ci9I6DKE92

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--End of Update--


According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the NFL was threatening to hit Lynch with a hefty fine if he didn't talk at media day:

Ed Werder @EdwerderRFA

#NFL source says Marshawn Lynch treated with $500K fine if he failed to be available for Media Day. "I'm just here so I don't get fined."

Well, he talked.

Once his required time was up, Lynch left the podium:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

UPDATE: Marshawn Lynch is done with his required 4.5 minutes: “Time.” — and Beast Mode is out! #SBMediaDay http://t.co/FXCAPgONIH

Maybe the reporters should have used Skittles to coax Lynch into a conversation.



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