Marshawn Lynch Cannot with You, Sports Media
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, Marshawn Lynch is not trying to talk to the sports media. At all.
And in related news: water is wet.
Here is what the Seattle Seahawks’ star running back told the Super Bowl-covering press on Thursday.
“I don’t know what story y’all trying to get out of me. I don’t know what image y’all trying to portray of me,” Lynch is quoted as saying on Thursday. “But it don’t matter what y’all think, what y’all say about me because when I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face — my family that I love, that’s all that really matter to me. So y’all can go make up whatever y’all want to make up because I don’t say enough for y’all to go and put anything out on me.”
Lynch also added this gem:
“Y’all shove cameras and microphones down my throat,” Lynch continued. “But when I’m at home in my environment, I don’t see y’all, but y’all mad at me. And if you ain’t mad at me, then what y’all here for? I ain’t got nothing for y’all, though. I told y’all that.”
Though he gave folks something to report, it can’t beat his prior master work. At Media Day on Tuesday, Lynch simply repeated: “I’m just here so I don’t get fined” to a crowd of media types.
On Wednesday, he addressed all inquiries with a rather dry: “You know why I’m here.”
And he isn’t playing around. He’s paying for the privilege to be non-communicative, except for when he wants to as in this ET interview. AP further reports that Lynch has been fined for his approach. In November, the NFL fined him $50,000 for violations of the league’s media policy and on top of that, got him to pony up a $50,000 fine he was hit with last season. There was one thing he was willing to talk about. He rocked his now infamous “Beast Mode” baseball cap and shouted out the site where you can buy one.
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