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Marshawn Lynch lectures media, says, ‘I’m here preparing for a game’ (VIDEOS)

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SEATTLE -- A comparatively loquacious and outspoken Marshawn Lynch talked to the media Thursday morning, two days after offering little more than a sentence to reporters at Super Bowl Media Day.

Lynch sat in front of reporters and unleashed a monologue -- well, a monologue by Marshawn's standards -- discussing his love for his family and his distaste for the media -- but acceptance that just like him, they have a job to do.

Hey look, I mean all week, I told you all what is up. And For some reason reason you all continue to come back and did the same thing y’all did. I don’t know what story you all trying to get out of me. I don’t know what image you’re trying to portray of me. It doesn’t matter what you all think, what y'all say about me. Because when I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face my family, that I love, that’s all that matters to me. So y'all can go and make up what whatever you’ll want to make up because I don’t say enough to go and put anything out on me. But, I’ll come to you’ll event, and you’ll shove cameras and microphones down my throat. But when I'm at home in my environment, I don’t see you’ll. But you’ll mad at me. And if you’ll ain’t mad at me, then what you’ll here for.

Marshawn continued as reporters began to ask questions:

"I ain't got nothing for you," he said. "I'm here preparing for a game. I understand you're here to ask questions, which is understandable, I can get down with that."

Marshawn also spoke briefly of the inner city with a former NFL player. "When I'm in those inner cities," he said. "Then you can come to me."

Lynch gave shout outs to various cities in California and his charity. He also gave a shout out to his teammates.

The star running back is notoriously media shy, and responded to reporters questions Tuesday only with "I'm just here so I don't get fined." On Wednesday, Lynch also said little, taking heat from some angry national reporters.

Lynch, who has been fined $100,000 this year for not talking post-game, was told by the NFL he faces more fines if he does not attend media events in the days leading up to the Super Bowl.

 

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18 comments

  • wood. family

    We. love him. He. Is. a. Stand up . giving. Man. He. Dont care about being on. TV.but. the kids. He. Assists. Think he is the. Biggest. HERO.ever. So. takr. Money. He. gives.to innrt. City kids. When you sat. Your 100. Steak. in. you. Expensive suits. Im sure. You wont think of them

  • mike van voorst

    Hey NFL we understand that if he doesn’T “talk” to the media most of the rest of the players won’t “talk” to the media which really doesn’t bother most of us(fans), and to tell the truth we would much rather let his and the rest of the players performance on the field do the talking for them, and by the way NFL ever watch a baseball game? they don’t seem to have a problem with a man adjusting his package.

    • The J Square

      When MLB players grab their crotch to taunt their opponents or fans, they get suspended slightly over a week’s worth of games (7 games). Do you want Marshawn to be suspended for a game for his misconduct? Don’t think so.

  • T. Parra

    Good Job MarShawn. We don’t care if he doesn’t talk to you, media. Because if he sees 12’s on the street, or out in public… He takes pics, smiles, hugs, shakes hands, laughs, and is very cool. etc. Why are you making him do something that’s so uncomfortable? And then fining him hundreds of thousands of dollars? You’re Sick Media. That’s like Rape. And fining them if they say “NO!” You outta be ashamed of yourself.
    Your Fans (The 12’s) understand it. And we Support your wishes, All day Bruh!!!!

    • The J Square

      That’s offensive to compare it to rape. He signed a contract, consenting that he’d answer questions to the media, and he’s not going along with the agreement. That’s not being raped, that’s being arrogant.

  • Stone Trails

    Simply put, threatening and forcing another human being, who is clearly media shy, to do tricks for you in front of cameras is nothing less than Corporate Sanctioned Torture. I expect the NFL will eventually be forced, BY FOOTBALL FANS, to change their cruel and persecuting policies. Remember fans, it really is the fans who control the NFL, not the other way around. And if YOU ever figure that out and set about proving that to the NFL, they will be filling their shorts for sure!

  • Angelic Pinero

    Good grief, leave the man alone. His actions on and off the field should speak volumes about him. Every reporter every year asks the same retard question. I would get sick of it too.

  • Barb

    Love you Marshawn. The media ask the most stupid questions. I don’t know why they still hover around you. Except some may find delight in “what will you say today?”, like some of your fans do. With a smile on our faces. We and they all know that there are there other players that have a lot to say, and seem to like the microphones and cameras. I don’t get why they don’t just let you be. Why does it have to be every day?!? Enjoy the rest of your time there and wishing you a super game. Go Hawks!!

  • The World is Ending

    Dose anyone in the media think that maybe if they would ask half way intelligent questions guys wouldn’t mind answering. For example anter the NFC championship game (reporter to Kearse: “how did it feel to make the game winning catch taking your team to the Super Bowl?…. Kearse: gee I feel like S***)

  • william adams

    Where’s his, the NFL player’s association / union Rep. They need to step up and speak out on his behalf. Seems like Marshawn Lynch is being singled out. He does his job very well, ” his job title is Football Player ”, But no one should be force to do anything that they are uncomfortable with in their job or any time.