Marshawn Lynch to media: “You know why I’m here”

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Marshawn Lynch’s second press conference of Super Bowl week was similar to his first.

One day after repeatedly answering questions by saying he was “just here so I won’t get fined,” Lynch responded to numerous reporters’ queries Wednesday with this response:

“You know why I’m here.”

The “why” is obvious — avoiding fines from the NFL for not complying with media policy. The “how” is clear, too — the Seahawks’ star tailback will appear at these press conferences, but he will appear on his terms.

“I’m still the same person I was yesterday, and I’ve got the same thing for you that I had yesterday,” Lynch told reporters at the beginning of his press conference Wednesday.

When a reporter asked the tailback why he wouldn’t use press conferences as a way to communicate with fans, Lynch replied: “They know why I’m here.”

According to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, Lynch used a timer to measure how long he would stay, and after four minutes and 58 seconds, he left, thanking reporters before departing.

As was the case Tuesday, Lynch wore a cap with a “Beast Mode” logo emblazoned on the crest. According to ESPN, the NFL “will review” whether the hat is allowable under the league’s brand apparel policy. If not, Lynch could be fined.

Lynch’s final compulsory media session is Thursday.

147 responses to “Marshawn Lynch to media: “You know why I’m here”

  1. Yes. To get as much attention as possible. It’s just that no one knows why it’s so important to you.

  2. Not sure why Stephen A. Smith hates this so badly. It makes for great press. The bad boy image is actually a good look for him and 2 commercial spots have already come from it ($$).

  3. Lol, a Patriot fan telling the league to fine somebody, that’s cute. Maybe you should worry about your team and their shady dealings, instead of a guy who simply won’t talk.

  4. Seriously? Fine this clown and end this stuff before more players turn into this kind of idiotic clown.

    I wish he really were embarrassed enough to work for the NFL that he would quit. Im tired of hearing about him.

  5. I have no problems with this. To the reporter that asked about talking to the fans…

    Lynch knows that he isn’t really talking to the fans. He’s talking to the media, and they will just twist his words in whatever way possible in order to generate the greatest sensationalism.

    And if he’s fined over his hat, well…

    The NFL hasn’t exactly showered itself in greatness this season, so this would just be another example of the ridiculousness of many of their rules.

  6. im going to purpously show up 5 mins late to work tonight so when my boss yells at me I can say this..

    me and my coworkers all day were saying ‘im just here so I don’t get fined’ to my boss all day. never got old,im sure it wont the rest of the month

  7. Anyone that supports this guy has never had responsibility in their lives….even when he had the opportunity to discuss his charity he says nothing…motivated only by the “I’m cool and going to show my show YOU” mentality. …You know, something my dad slapped me for when I was 5.

    GROW UP!! PUNK!!!

    You know, on second thought…..I’ve heard “dude” speak…..let’s just say MAN VS WORDS!! The NFL might be smart to keep him AWAY from the media…doesn’t say much for college degrees.

  8. Love this game! The media is going crazy as to why someone won’t speak to them. Not that we expect the media to hold themselves accountable for twisting every word, story or quote from pro athletes as to why some people have defense mech built in to STAY AWAY!

  9. #BeastMode4HOF

    It’s a shame the media is too preoccupied with annoying Lynch rather than drawing attention to his amazing postseason numbers. Best RB in the playoffs this side of Terrell Davis!

  10. thevikesarebest says:
    Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM
    I know why the patriots are there.#deflategate#zeroringssincespygate
    …….
    From a Vikings fan, now that’s cute

  11. “I’m just here so I won’t get fined”
    “You know why I’m here”

    If you can get what the 3rd phrase will be, you can probably clean up in Vegas!!

  12. He’s a private guy that only trusts a few people very close to him. When you understand his history in the media, and watch it spend weeks making up stories based on rumors, it’s hard to disagree with him.

  13. At his next required presser, I would like to either see the media just sit there and ask no questions, or no one show up at all. This whole thing has become completely dumb. Ignore him at the pressers. If he does not run all over the Pats, he will really look bad.

  14. 2015 Minnesota Vikings Season:

    Teddy Bridgewater: MVP
    Mike Zimmer: Coach of the Year
    Harrison Smith: Defensive Player of the year.
    Adrian Peterson: Offensive Player of the year.

    And a historic Super Bowl run.

    The Minnesota Vikings are back on the map.

    Acknowledge it.

  15. Patriots and Eagles fans are the Ohio St fans of the NFL. Bunch of homers in which their team acts like cheaters, its everyone does it, they applaud their own for acting like jerks to the media, but the minute someone else does it they are the worst people on the planet.

    Rooting for the SEAHAWKS to blow the Patriots cheaters out of University of Phoenix stadium. Hope its like last year but i Say Seahawks 31-20.

    Beast Mode is the man

  16. @ ggggggggggmen says: Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM

    im going to purpously show up 5 mins late to work tonight so when my boss yells at me I can say this..

    me and my coworkers all day were saying ‘im just here so I don’t get fined’ to my boss all day. never got old,im sure it wont the rest of the month
    __________________________________

    1) He wasn’t late.

    2) No boss in this world, other than the NFL or a media outlet, would give a crap less if someone didn’t speak at work & did the physical requirements of the job in the top 5% of their peers. In fact, 99.99999% of all employers would consider this the PREFECT employee!!!

  17. The funny thing is, ESPN wouldn’t have near as much material to run if Marshawn had sat there and appropriately answered all the stupid questions from the press. His “I’m just here to avoid a fine” ran on an endless loop on ESPN yesterday. This actually works to the advantage of the media, gives them something to report on besides all the Pats cheating.

  18. am i the only one seeing this guy having a legitamate anxiety issue? Ever seen his eyes in interview? Guy looks like hes in a straight panic attack.

    If you ask me, he should go after the NFL for forcing him into the situation

  19. To communicate with fans? Look the media trying to spin this to be about Lynch and the fans of the NFL. The media could care less about fans. They are in it for themselves as much as the players are.

  20. Keep it up BEAST MODE! The NFL will fine you for wearing a non-approved hat but let the Pats play in the SB after being caught cheating! Keep on keepin on!

  21. He doesn’t want the press to “axe” him any questions… haha! This guy comes across as an ignorant oxygen thief… He should thank his lucky stars every night that somebody invented football…

  22. I wish the media would just stop talking about him. He is making money (commercials) off of this and it’s ridiculous. If the media stops talking to and about him he becomes irrelevant except when he is on the field. He grabs himself after each touchdown. It is completely disrespectful and shows that he does not care about all the little girls watching football that are witnessing him do it. This man is straight up creepy.

  23. Why do people say this is a bad boy image ? There’s clearly something wrong with the guy ! he’s a complete social misfit. I’m not putting the guy down at all because not everyone can stand up in front of a crowd and speak (myself included) I , for the life of me cant figure out why the NFL continues to force the man to do things he’s obviously uncomfortable with.

  24. Nfl is there with the fines but lets see if they arere there for marshawn after his career is over. His running style is a modern version of earl campbells. Beast gives his body and soul on gamedays. Leave him alone

  25. “And if he’s fined over his hat, well…

    The NFL hasn’t exactly showered itself in greatness this season, so this would just be another example of the ridiculousness of many of their rules.”

    The NFL has a contract for millions of $ to promote specific branded products. The players contracts reflect this in requiring them to appear in those products. By violating those rules, Lynch is putting the NFL in jeopardy of losing a breach of contract suit. Guess what? Fines coming for Lynch

  26. grabgrabgrab says:
    Jan 28, 2015 1:56 PM
    Not sure why Stephen A. Smith hates this so badly. It makes for great press. The bad boy image is actually a good look for him and 2 commercial spots have already come from it ($$)
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    Stephen A. hates this because he’s never met a mike he didn’t abused and for the life of him wonders why others don’t act like him.

  27. Just wait till the Cheat hawks give Wilson 30 million next year and “Beast Mold” gets squat… I’m sure you won’t be able to shut him up then…

  28. Making Lynch do more media sessions is an NFL power play, nothing else.

    For the Media folks to repeatedly go to Lynch and expect a different result (and complain about it) shows how short-sighted they are.

    Media session do not matter once the game starts.

  29. @packerfansarefat
    I support Marshawn Lynch and I have a lot of responsibilities, blessed to be alive and well. I just respect him for who he is and how he does things his way, and not what the world wants. If u’re gonna call him a punk just for that? that says a lot about you then. Just sayin…..

  30. p8riotdynastylives says:Jan 28, 2015 1:54 PM

    Games over ……..slam him and the team with huge fine…….
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    Says the poster whose team has been cheating since you were breathing.

  31. If the NFL fines Lynch, this will be the last game i watch until Goodell is gone and they change their idiotic policies. The are the biggest jerks on the planet (NFL owners and Goodell & all the lawyers working on behalf of the NFL)

    I hope Congress gets involved. They need to set the NFL straight and give them a slap in their collective faces.

  32. did anybody from the media how does he like his balla inflated?

    Come back home “510” next year Beast Mode….

  33. Yes, because the “journalists” there ask such hard-hitting, probing questions and the players give such thoughtful, detailed answers. ZZZZZZ.

  34. Keep talking Sherm and keep stiff arming the media Beast Mode.

    I love Sherm sticking it to the NFL. Love him telling them to get Goodells backside in front of the media weekly. We could see how really incompetent he is. Well everyone knows hes a gravy training punk

  35. 4:58?

    Is that 2 seconds short of the required minimum as stated by the RULES?

    Oh Lord. Do we have a violation?

    Let’s start the investigation!!!

  36. iamapatsfan says:
    Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM
    I have no problems with this. To the reporter that asked about talking to the fans…
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    Says the guy that comes to a football website to read about what Lynch hasn’t said…

  37. The comments about ML wanting the attention are a joke. Is that why he leaves the second he meets the time requirement to be available? Is that why when not threatened by a fine, he doesn’t even show up? Perhaps it’s all his countless public appearances? Oh wait, he rarely does them. Yup, he’s sure after that attention!

    I thought that according to the Hawk haters, Sherman was the one that wanted all the attention since he *talks so much*. But now ML wants all the attention be cause he *talks so little*. Which is it?

    The fact that this is even “newsworthy” enough for there to be countless articles about it furthers his point.

    The Seahawk offense already has it’s public figure in RW3, the defense in Sherm. All the 12’s care about, as should any actual FOOTBALL fans, is what ML does ON the field:

    RUN PEOPLE OVER.

  38. He shouldn’t complain to the NFL about having to talk to the media….he should complain to his union rep because the players union agreed to this stupid rule.

  39. Lynch had no problem talking to the media before they reported on his DUI. Maybe if he doesn’t want the media to report on him, he shouldn’t drive drunk.

  40. elevando1 says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:16 PM
    Nfl is there with the fines but lets see if they arere there for marshawn after his career is over.
    ——————
    He is paid generational changing money to play a game. The NFL has given him his life. No complaining needed.

  41. Just leave him alone already NFL.
    As long as he isn’t hurting anyone else he should have the right to do whatever he wants to do.

  42. Yeah, sure. Go after him with a vengeance but don’t bother keeping a sharper eye on footballs before a big game of a team that cheats!
    And then when it turns out they do, don’t bother going after them at all! Instead wait until after the SB to do anything about it.

  43. I rather enjoy him expressing his freedom of speech and his right to remain silent / sort of. The NFL has done enough to prove to me that they have lost track of what counts and can’t get out of their own way. Don’t give in.

  44. imadipsnit says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:15 PM
    Why do people say this is a bad boy image ? There’s clearly something wrong with the guy ! he’s a complete social misfit. I’m not putting the guy down at all because not everyone can stand up in front of a crowd and speak (myself included)
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    So explain to us how he can do commercials and also make appearances on tv shows like “The League”? He’s a selfish punk jerk with an attitude problem. Nothing more. Nothing less. If it wasn’t for football he would be wandering around after being fired from yet another job for his attitude problem.

  45. Let me see… Lynch is unprofessional and should answer questions from the press at the Super Bowl, which includes such journalistic luminaries and “The guy wearing a barrel”, “a 4 year old”, “the selfie guy”, and please let’s not forget “E Entertainment Network” asking if players know other celebrities. And these are all credentialed media! Seriously!

  46. p8riotdynastylives says:
    Jan 28, 2015 1:54 PM
    Games over ……..slam him and the team with huge fine…….
    ===========

    Says the fan of the team who has been caught cheating repeatedly, but thinks they should be allowed to continue.

    Got it.

  47. shortmandan says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:37 PM

    He shouldn’t complain to the NFL about having to talk to the media….he should complain to his union rep because the players union agreed to this stupid rule.

    ——————————————————–

    Please provide a link / quote to where Marshawn actually complained about it?

  48. So if he wins Sunday and has another pro bowl year he would have 10,000 yards, 6 pro bowls, and 2 rings as a 29 year old. Back in 2010 the Bills traded him for a 5th round pick and gave his job to a 29 year old.

  49. If Marshawn has a legitimate issue (like anxiety or something else medically related) he should ask the NFL for a reasonable accomodation under the Federal Act protecting people with handicaps. For example he could ask that he be allowed to only answer questions via a phone or text which would not require him to actually be confronted by media types.
    Of course if no medical issue exists, he has a problem since he signed a contract which contains a provison that he do these type of sessions.

  50. I really think he does it as a way of just bottling energy till he starts running over and threw opponents ! Right now I bet he is getting close to kicking a Patriots teeth in ,,then going into there pockets to take there lunch money !

  51. For his last mandatory presser, when Lynch sits at the podium reporters should rifle through their notes, talk to each other, etc., not asking Lynch a single question while he just sits there eating his Skittles looking like a fool for the time allotted. Or, instead of asking him questions, each one of them can take turns quoting Lynch from his other pressers. Just saying…

  52. goodellmustgonow says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:26 PM

    I hope Congress gets involved. They need to set the NFL straight and give them a slap in their collective faces.
    ________________________

    Oh yes, let’s give the government more power over everything in our life. Because, ya know, anything run by the government goes as smoothly and perfectly as possible.

  53. Media needs to go on the attack and make him miserable.

    Media: Why are you such a jerk?
    Marshawn: You know why I’m here.

    Media: Why are you such a jerk?
    Marshawn: You know why I’m here.

    Media: Why are you such a jerk?
    Marshawn: You know why I’m here.

    Media: Why are you such a jerk?
    Marshawn: You know why I’m here.

    For 5 straight minutes…

  54. Typical patsy fan myopia, to say, “Im only here so I don’t get fined.” Should result in fines, suspensions, and mental health checks, but “were on to wherever” is hilarious. Sorry jealous haters cant have it both ways.

  55. 2) No boss in this world, other than the NFL or a media outlet, would give a crap less if someone didn’t speak at work & did the physical requirements of the job in the top 5% of their peers. In fact, 99.99999% of all employers would consider this the PREFECT employee!!!

    ——————————————————–

    Actually ANY BOSS that has an employee sign a contract which specifically states he must do something and he didn’t I am sure HE WOULD BE FIRED and not considered PREFECT!! You tool

  56. That would be funny if he were fined $1,000,000 and realized he probably tried to clown the wrong league. Maybe two commas would get his attention.

  57. judbuechlerwasntthatbad says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:44 PM
    So if he wins Sunday and has another pro bowl year he would have 10,000 yards, 6 pro bowls, and 2 rings as a 29 year old. Back in 2010 the Bills traded him for a 5th round pick and gave his job to a 29 year old.
    —————–
    Fast forward to the year 2020…

    Headline: “Superbowl winning running back files for bankruptcy and sells rings…”

  58. ceefu says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:44 PM
    shortmandan says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:37 PM

    He shouldn’t complain to the NFL about having to talk to the media….he should complain to his union rep because the players union agreed to this stupid rule.

    ——————————————————–

    Please provide a link / quote to where Marshawn actually complained about it?

    —————————————

    Clowning it up is his way of complaining. Only a simpleton doesn’t understand that. Marshawn is just another athlete who has no idea what his union bargains for.

  59. ndirish10 says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:49 PM
    For his last mandatory presser, when Lynch sits at the podium reporters should rifle through their notes, talk to each other, etc., not asking Lynch a single question while he just sits there eating his Skittles looking like a fool for the time allotted. Or, instead of asking him questions, each one of them can take turns quoting Lynch from his other pressers. Just saying…
    ======
    Why would Lynch care about this? He doesn’t want to answer any questions. This would be perfect for him.

  60. Love this dude, for his finale’ he should go with the “bout that action boss”.

    Hey media, you dummies, there are a lot of characters on that team that are willing to talk. This guy doesn’t want to. Obviously.

    So keep on asking your questions while he makes a fool out of you. Meanwhile some cliché hack, like insert coach here, can provide all the same ole lame answers to you same ole lame questions.

  61. tommyribs says:
    Jan 28, 2015 2:44 PM
    Another Seattle Clown.
    _____________________________________
    You may call them clowns, but they are in the biggest Circus EVER.

    What have you done lately?

  62. There are more than enough players ready and willing to talk. Let them talk, and the guy that doesn’t want to, well, leave him alone.

  63. I don’t know why this angers so many of you. Some people love to talk to the media. Believe me, there is a Deion Sanders on every team – sometimes more than one. It doesn’t make sense to waste time on someone who doesn’t want to speak to them , the only reason they are speaking is because they are obligated to, and they are giving you the same line over and over.

    I grew up with Albert Belle in my city of Cleveland. We had Kenny Lofton who loved to speak, and then we had Belle who just wanted to play ball and be left alone. Belle was unpleasant to say the least, while Lynch is pleasant about it. The media continues to go into a restaurant that has no food and they know this day in, and day out, and continue to go back. Marshawn Lynch has nothing to offer verbally and to keep pestering him is assinine

  64. shortmandan says:
    Jan 28, 2015 3:01 PM

    Clowning it up is his way of complaining. Only a simpleton doesn’t understand that. Marshawn is just another athlete who has no idea what his union bargains for.

    _________________________

    Oh my bad, I didn’t realize you had the insight and personal report with Marshawn to know his true objectives.

    Or, is that just your own interpretation? Any simpleton should be able to discern the difference.

    Do you know where the NFLPA sided in regards to the media requirement? If they requested that it be omitted, but as part of the negotiations, was kept in? My ‘simpleton’ mind guesses that you have no idea. Or maybe Marshawn and you had a few deep conversations about that before he cast his vote?

    Last I checked, his player contract requires that he be present and available. He was present and available. End of story. There really is nothing else beyond that. Why everyone feels a need to sensationalize it at all, let alone to the levels that it is, makes no sense.

    Here’s a simpleton idea for you:

    If he doesn’t give a d@mn, why do you?

  65. Sit him a game.

    This act got old a long time ago. This is what they get for cheering his childish antics on.

    The contract you ignore lets you make money on par with a tiny country’s GDP. You’re a proffesional. Act like it

  66. gumboyaya says: Jan 28, 2015 2:05 PM

    Does anybody really care what he has to say?
    ======================================

    Nope, but the media sure revels in harassing him over the whole ‘you gotta speak to us’ issue.

    GO SEAHAWKS!!!

  67. When a reporter asked the tailback why he wouldn’t use press conferences as a way to communicate with fans, Lynch replied: “They know why I’m here.”

    The follow up question from this reporter should have been “Sure all the Seattle fans who have been watching you play for years know why you are here but what would you like to say to the huge bandwagon of Seattle fans who only recently staring watching the Seahawks and don’t know too much about you?”.

  68. I just read a headline “Lynch Defends Obama on NSA, Immigration”…. and thought “Wow! Marshawn made the national news.”

  69. Marshawn is not sticking it to anyone, or standing up for what’s right or showing up Goodel. He’s being a spoiled little kid whose going against what his own union collectively bargained with the NFL. There have been other players with social anxiety that managed to still be thoughtful and insightful. Stop defending this guy because he runs the ball so well, it’s two different things.

  70. Tuesday – NFL reviewing Lynch hat as violation of league rules.

    Wednesday – Lynch wears the hat again.

    Not the brightest bulb, is he? Or is this another form of him rebelling against the league? 🙄

  71. “According to the NFL, all money collected from fines goes to charitable causes, including supporting its retired players.”

    The Seahawks reworked his deal and gave him in additional 1.5 mil. So essentially they are paying for all of his fines this year.

    Seems like a noble cause to me. I’m sure he realizes where all of the fine money is going. The media is the only entity that has a problem with him not wanting to speak and they are the only one’s complaining about it.

  72. Not a Seahawks fan, but I don’t have any issue with what Lynch is doing. If he doesn’t want to talk, he shouldn’t have to. If it’s a league rule, then let him get fined. The media is part of the problem with this country. Just like the little dweeb who asked Lynch in this interview “Why do you have to be a jerk to us?” Well, I’d ask the media, “Why do you hype everything and ruin everything?”

    Keep doing what you’re doing Lynch.

  73. For those of you that still don’t get it…..

    Me and MOST other adults with lives (that does exclude several supporters) don’t care what Lynch or ANY other adult athlete has to say….what the NFL understands is the large group of KIDS that look up to the words these guys say….

    WAKE UP AND SEE PAST YOUR IGNORANCE ON THIS!!!!!!

  74. ggggggggggmen says:
    Jan 28, 2015 1:59 PM
    im going to purpously show up 5 mins late to work tonight so when my boss yells at me I can say this..

    me and my coworkers all day were saying ‘im just here so I don’t get fined’ to my boss all day. never got old,im sure it wont the rest of the month

    25 83
    ————————————————————–

    When dd McDonalds start fining employees?

  75. Seahawk fan here- The Nfl should just suspend him from the SB for repeated childish acts until he learns to grow up all my fellow 12ths who say its social anxiety ur kidding urselves

  76. Anyone who agrees with this MORON is just as much an idiot. Seriously if you want to work for someone you do as they say. The inmates don’t run the jail morons !!! For how much I can’t stand the NFL it’s how they run their business. If you don’t like it go play for the CFL. ITS THAT SIMPLE.

  77. Maybe Marshawn will kick himself for acting like a baby when the cameras go away and his career is finally over.

    It amazes me how some of these guys come off as if they’re going to a dentist appointment.

  78. I like him AND this approach. A unique way of telling the press to smoochie his boochie.
    He’s “all about that action boss”.
    Everyone get off your high horse and take it for what it is. It’s better than Belicheck’s press conferences.

  79. According to Gant it’s because ” he wants to be difficult.” You know, like a 5 year old kid or something.. He’s a grown man, if he doesn’t want to talk to the media, it’s because he chooses not to, not because his tummy hurts.

  80. Anyone who thinks he is on a crusade to “stick it to the league” is a fool.

    He is doing this type of thing for one reason only – to draw attention to himself and publicize himself/his brand. It is no different that Miley Cyrus showing her cooter to everyone to get attention. Being a clown works when that is your goal.

    And it is working, because the media, fans, etc. keep him in the spotlight. If everyone ignored him, he would be marginalized and eventually be forgotten.

  81. Remember that girl in school that you ignored? Which caused her to do even more stuff to get your attention? Until eventually she was willing to anything and then she did stuff that she is still embarassed to talk about 20 years later?

    Yeah…that’s what Lynch is doing to the media right now.

  82. This is a story about a non-story trying to become a story about being a non-story. Comments trying to analyze the deeper meanings are ridiculous.

  83. Just once– I wish the media would completely ignore these guys…. Take your cameras somewhere else.

    The only thing Marshawn is accomplishing is exposing idiot media people.

  84. I believe that the rule that forces this clown to talk to the media is stupid. If he doesnt want to talk, thats fine with me.

    But the rule is there, so man up and deal with it. We all have things in our lives and professions we dont want to deal with yet we do. And dont give me the “Marshawn just wants his privacy” argument. If that was the case he wouldnt be doing commercials.

    The only thing he is doing is acting like an idiot.

  85. Belichick has reached out to the NFL and begged them not to fine Lynch.

    We all know what’s going to happen Sunday when Beast Mode gets to vent his anger. That Patriots defense is going to look like a high school team trying to contain the Tazmanian Devil out there. It won’t be pretty (for Patriots fans).

  86. Geez people! Did you ever think the man simply doesn’t like to speak in public?!? Besides, not since Jim Mora and Dennis Green has there ever been anything worth listening to at a presser. They (athletes and coaches) are coached to speak for hours without saying a word and without offending anyone. But yet, some still think there’s going to be some biblical epiphany at one of these things.

  87. For all of you without a clue…..

    First off if you do not want to speak….Get another job! This a part of his job, contract, duties for being in the NFL….

    So simple and yet you fools think this is some sort of “street cred” thing?

    Wise up people….

  88. The media should just ignore him for those 5 minutes, that’s the only thing that will rile him. He must inside be eating this “attention” up.
    The media are just a bunch of fools playing marshawn’s game.

  89. Reporter: Marshawn, there appears to be a lot of eligible men around here today, what do you think?

    Marshawn: “You know why I’m here!”

  90. At least Marshawn Lynch admits he does not want to speak to the media. Can the media go speak with someone who enjoys the spotlight of what Rush Limbaugh calls one of the talk shows “Meet The Depressed?”

  91. “The Destruction League” Name of Seattle front 7 on D. Not a well known nickname but that’s what there saying.

  92. I was neutral until this week…now I want to see the Patriots rout these guys…man Marshawn is an ungrateful, pompous, arrogant douche

  93. Good for Marshawn Lynch. I am not a Seattle or a Patriot fan by any stretch however, I understand Marshawn’s reasoning. The media likes to twist what people say all the time and leave it to interpretation. He’s doing what he’s asked to do by being there. That is all the NFL can ask him to do.

    As for the crap of allowing Lynch to wear the hat I guess Goodell needs something to distract him from the real issues “deflategate” in which he should be investigating and coming to a conclusion by now. We all know they know what happened by now. Come out with it and impose fines, punishment. Goodell is nothing but a coward.

    I agree with some of the players that the NFL worries too much about crap that don’t matter. I understand having a rule on uniforms and what can be worn. I get that. But look at consistency of Goodell. Fines $7,500 for unnecessary hits then fines Wes Welker $10,000 for making a snow angel in the endzone. I’m sure that put someone else’s career in jeopardy.

    Goodell needs to go! Period!

  94. Stop with he’s trying to create a brand. Aside from running with a football, he would just be working for a car wash. And for you morons saying your part of 12 get original. 12 man was around way before the Seahawks.

  95. The NFL needs to find better things to do if they are getting so nitpicky that they have to look at his hat. Leave the man alone. He just wants to play football!

  96. Just like politics is a part of everyday life and so it is in the No Fun League. Lynch needs to get used to it or find a new line of work.

  97. I get it now. The poor guy is dumb as a stump and he or his handlers don’t want him to be embarrassed.

    If I’m right, I’m ok with the approach.

  98. This cat needs to put on his big girl panties and do what little is asked of him. He is only that important in his own mind. I couldn’t care less if he should ever play again. Wrong values and definitely the wrong image for kids.

  99. Luckily lynch will be on the Raiders next year and none of you will have to worry about ever seeing him or Seattle Super Bowl week again.
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    Luckily Marshawn is still under contract with the Seahawks next year,so you post makes no sense.

    Go Hawks

  100. ML has already made it clear during he is going to do the bare minimum in responding to questions WHY are the media even bothering to ask him any? and if actions speak louder than words, I hope Beast Mode & LOB are deafening on the field this Sunday against Tom Shady & the Patri-nots GO HAWKS!!

  101. what are you guys problem. He gave the interview and answered questions for 5 minutes. He followed the rules, unlike others we know.

  102. Just ban this d-bag from the stadium until game day. Don’t market his likeness or jersey from here on out. Don’t mention his name in any promotional items for the NFL. Ban him from any future awards like MVP and the HOF. Basically treat him like the 3-year old that he is.

  103. Definition of insanity:
    Doing the same act and expecting a different result. ie:
    Yesterday
    Crazed Reporter: “Are you excited Marshawn?”
    Beast: “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”

    Today
    Crazed Reporter: “Are you excited Marshawn?”
    Beast: “You know why I’m here.”

    Thus, reporters are insane.

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