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Old 01-28-2015, 10:16 AM
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Marshawn Lynch was forced to go to Media Day at Superbowl 49 under threat from NFL of being fined $500,000 if he didn't.
After sitting down at the table he answered all questions with "I'm here so I won't get fined" over and over again.

Statements from teammates suggest that he doesn't talk much normally (evidentally he's a doer not a talker) and so avoids interviews.

I think it was an interesting solution to make his point of not wanting to talk.

Marshawn Lynch's media day statement: 'I'm just here so I won't get fined' | NFL | Sporting News
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:25 AM
 
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I'm on the fence about this one. On one hand the NFL is trying to have too much control over the players and on the other, Lynch is just being an A-hole about the entire situation. Go out, answer a few questions and be on your way. Its part of the game and in the players contract. Lynch is just using a loophole where he makes himself available but don't answer any of their questions.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:53 AM
 
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If I pulled that kind of crap when representing my company, I'd find myself in the unemployment line.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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call out the National Guard...America needs to know the answers to the questions that need to be asked
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:55 AM
 
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yep. pay me what they pay them and i'd answer media questions 24/7.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:20 AM
 
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If he wasn't so good this wouldn't be a problem. (He'd not have a job)
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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I respect Lynch's talent, but he's being a jerk. Dealing with the media is part of his job, if Tom Brady went out and pulled that crap he'd be ripped to shreds.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:52 AM
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I'm pretty sure he's been doing this all year. He's being stubborn and childish. This reminds me of how I used to respond to what I perceived to be petty authority in my adolescence.
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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The guy would be in jail or dead if it wasn't for football
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Old 01-28-2015, 12:04 PM
 
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I'm on the fence about this one. On one hand the NFL is trying to have too much control over the players and on the other, Lynch is just being an A-hole about the entire situation. Go out, answer a few questions and be on your way. Its part of the game and in the players contract. Lynch is just using a loophole where he makes himself available but don't answer any of their questions.
I don't know anything about Lynch and don't care. However this obsession the NFL has with promoting players and demanding any and every one be at a press conference is absurd.
I'd bet the old time football players watching the circus they call the pre SB media day are laughing their rear ends off, on how absurd it has all gotten.

If someone wants to avoid the slimy media, and just perform their job on game day, good for them.
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