Seahawks tailback Marshawn Lynch was present for Wednesday’s media session.
And in an interview clip shown by NFL Network this morning, Lynch was frank about why he was meeting with reporters.
“I’m just here so I won’t get fined, boss,” Lynch said. “That’s the only reason why I’m here.”
He was asked about a report that he didn’t enjoy talking to the media because he was misquoted.
“False,” Lynch said.
Lynch said he appreciated the support of fans who pledged to help pay a potential fine when he was sanctioned for violating media access rules earlier this season.
The fans, Lynch observed, aren’t “trippin'” about his reticence to talk to reporters.
“They got my back. I appreciate that,” Lynch said.
After the clip was over, the NFL Network’s Michael Irvin observed that it “made me feel uncomfortable watching him be uncomfortable.”
Irvin also observed that Lynch opened up in a short interview with NFL Network’s Deion Sanders at Media Day. Indeed, Lynch made it clear what the Super Bowl experience meant to him in that one-on-one talk.
The Seahawks have one more media session for players on Thursday.