Obama admires Marshawn Lynch’s approach to the press

AP

Marshawn Lynch didn’t attend the Seahawks’ trip to the White House today, and that’s no surprise. Lynch always shies away from the limelight, most notably at the Super Bowl, where he rarely gave more than one-word answers while hundreds of reporters tried to talk to him.

President Obama noted Lynch’s absence today and said there are times he’d like to give the press the silent treatment himself.

“He’s not here today, but we’ve got to give props to Beast Mode, Marshawn Lynch. I am sorry that Marshawn’s not here because I just want to say how much I admire his approach to the press. I want to get some tips from him,” Obama said.

That’s one thing that athletes and politicians have in common: They’re not very fond of the reporters who cover them.