No change: Marshawn Lynch has little to say
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch hasn't changed his stance about talking with the media.
He did make a brief statement where he made it clear his dislike for answering questions.
"Hey look, I mean, all week I told y'all what's up," Lynch said. "And for some reason y'all continue to come back and do the same thing that y'all did. I don't know what story y'all trying to get out of me. I don't know what image y'all trying to portray of me. But it don't matter what y'all think, what y'all say about me. When I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face -- my family that I love. That's all that really matter to me. So y'all can go make up whatever y'all want to make up because I don't say enough for y'all to go and put anything out on me. "I'll come to y'all event. Y'all shove cameras and microphones down my throat. But when I'm at home in my environment, I don't see y'all, but y'all mad at me.
"And if you ain't mad at me, then what y'all here for? I ain't got nothing for y'all, though. I told y'all that. Y'all should know that. But y'all will sit here like right now and continue to do the same thing. I'm here preparing for a game. And y'all want to ask me these questions, which is understandable. I could get down with that. But I told y'all. I'm not about to say nothing. So for the reminder of my, what's that, 3 minutes? Because I'm here I'm available for y'all. I'm here, I'm available for y'all. I talked. All of my requirements are fulfilled. For the next 3 minutes, I'll just be looking at y'all the way that y'all looking at me. Thank you."
Lynch then offered several "shoutouts" to his hometown, Oakland, teammates and charitable foundation.
Lynch said he just didn't want to be fined, otherwise he wouldn't show up at all. He could have faced a $500,000 fine.
Katy Perry, the halftime act for the Super Bowl, was asked which player she was watcing and borrowed Lynch's catchphrase: "I'm just here so I don't get fined."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun