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Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch, the self-described quiet man of the NFL, stole the show at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, but his act got mixed reviews.
The famously reticent Lynch, fined $50,000 already this season for failing to meet the media obligations imposed by the league, paid lip service to those requirements with a brief and unilluminating appearance in a bid to avert further sanctions.
"When does my time start? Oh, it's started," he said. "Well, let me say, I'm just here so I won't get fined."
With his eyes masked by sunglasses and a relaxed smile on his face, Lynch repeated the phrase in answer to every question posed: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."
ESPN had reported that Lynch would have been subject to a $500,000 fine from the NFL had he not attended Media Day -- a Super Bowl week institution that now includes an audience of paying fans.
Some critics were already suggesting he should be fined anyway, but his Seahawks teammates backed him.
Personally, I say leave the man be.
originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
He made it through an interview with Skittles.