Marshawn Lynch fined $50,000, for not speaking to the media

Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch was fined $50,000 by the NFL for not talking to reporters all season before finally breaking his silence Friday, according to ESPN.

The NFL requires contractually that players cooperate with the media. It's also standard language in most NFL players' contracts.

Lynch, who rushed for 1,257 yards and a dozen touchdowns, had little to say Friday.

Lynch talked for under two minutes, answering nine questions on Friday.

His first answer might have been his most insightful.

When asked how he felt to rush for 1,000 yards for the third consecutive year, Lynch replied with one word: "Smooth."

Asked how he’s feeling after a season in which he broke the 1,000-yard barrier for the third straight year with 1,257, Lynch responded simply: “Smooth.’’

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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