Marshawn Lynch may not talk much, but he’s moving to trademark one of his classic phrases

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Marshawn Lynch at Super Bowl Media Day on Jan. 27, 2015. Lynch repeated to every question, "I'm just here so I don't get fined." (Photo: KCPQ-TV)

SEATTLE — Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has applied to trademark his oft-repeated phrase during Super Bowl Media Day: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”

The Seattle Times reported Monday that Lynch signed the trademark application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last week. The application seeks to control apparel sold with that phrase.

Lynch repeated that phrase over and over at Super Bowl Media Day on Jan. 27 so that he wouldn’t be fined by the NFL.

The newspaper noted that this is not Lynch’s first trademark application. He first filed to trademark the “Beast Mode” term at the end of his rookie season in 2008.

He also turned another Super Bowl remark into a trademark, when last year he gained control of the phrase, “I’m just about that action, boss” and is selling clothing with that phrase on his website.

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