Marshawn Lynch Repeats ‘I’m just here so I won’t get fined’ at Super Bowl Media Day

January 27, 2015 Updated: January 27, 2015

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has become notorious for his non-answers to reporters, but took it to a new level at Super Bowl media day.

While most players looked happy and relaxed as they prepare for the big game, Lynch decided to repeat the same phrase to all questions, no matter what.

The NFL requires players and coaches to answer questions for about five minutes each, although that time limit isn’t strictly held to.

Lynch repeated “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” to all questions, according to multiple reporters.

Dozens surrounded the Seahawks back to try to get something out of him.

After 4 minutes and 51 seconds, Lynch said “Time” and then left.

Lynch’s attitude toward reporters has divided both the media and the public, with some saying he doesn’t have to give legitimate answers to reporters while others argue that it’s part of his job and he should at least make an effort. 

ESPN notes that Lynch gave some insight into his mindset in an interview in 2013. 

“Being from Oakland, you see a lot of things,” Lynch said. “You see friends turn on friends all the time. You see family turn on family. So I feel like if I’m going to rock with you, then I’m [in] 100 percent, and you’re going to know that. … I’ve been pretty good at reading people. If you rockin’ with me cause you’re just a solid individual, then we’re rockin’. But if you got a motive or something, I am going to probably see right through that.”

Lynch has been fined for not talking to reporters, but hasn’t been fined as of yet for his non-answers in any of the cases.

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