Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) jumps into the end zone for a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Marshawn Lynch speaks with media, avoids $100,000 fine

Stop the presses! Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, whose reticence is beginning to rival Thomas Pynchon’s, spoke with the media on Thursday.

An athlete speaking with reporters isn’t normally a news story, but Lynch is a special case. Having already been hit with a $50,000 fine for his previous refusal to speak with the media, Lynch was informed on Wednesday that the fine would be doubled if he didn’t start allowing himself to be interviewed.

According to The Seattle Times, Lynch’s answers on Thursday were of the concise variety. When asked about his famous 67-yard touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints three years ago, Lynch simply answered that he remembered the stadium being “loud.” Upon being asked to elaborate, Lynch decided to get all loquacious and say that it was “really loud.”

Lynch also said he appreciated Seattle fans offering to pay his original fine.

Saturday’s game between the Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints will begin at 1:35 p.m. PT. The game can be seen on Fox.

[Source: The Seattle Times]

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