UPDATE: Lynch did not leave the building. Instead, he stayed in the back and avoided the media, but Deion Sanders of the NFL Network got a quick interview in.
There was a question of whether or not Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch would show up for the mandatory one-hour session during Super Bowl Media Day. After weighing the pros and cons of skipping out on the event, Lynch decided to attend.
However, after just seven minutes of answering questions on the floor, Lynch decided to leave.
Darren Rovell of ESPN shared the news on Twitter:
Marshawn Lynch has left media day after talking less than 7 minutes
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) January 28, 2014
It will be interesting to see if the league decides to fine Lynch for leaving the media session early.
After not speaking to the media during the season, Lynch was fined $50,000. That fine was suspended if Lynch agreed to talk to the media moving forward, but leaving the one-hour session early may have violated the rules. That would mean Lynch would have to pay that $50,000 and an additional $50,000 for today’s event.
Apparently Beast Mode just wasn’t ready to roll out for the media. At least he has a new endorsement deal with Skittles that can help him pay for that fine.