One day after answering questions for six and a half minutes during media day, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch lasted less than seven minutes again today.
After leaving the media table, via climbing chairs, Lynch stood behind the interview fence with his hood on and headphones on his ears. It was obvious that he felt uncomfortable at this event. From ESPN,
“I appreciate it,” Lynch said of the media’s presence and desire to speak with him. “But I just don’t get it.
“I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”
Lynch lasted 6 minutes, 47 seconds, climbing over chairs to exit because he was blocked in by fellow running backs Robert Turbin and Michael Robinson, who were sitting next to him at their table during an interview session conducted in cramped quarters.
Although it was six minutes, Marshawn Lynch did participate in media day, which means he won’t be at risk of receiving a fine from the NFL.
However, Lynch did disappoint the PFWA, otherwise known as the Pro Football Writers of America.
“Several of our long-standing and high-profile members were appalled by Mr. Lynch’s conduct and refusal to answer any questions,” the PFWA said in the statement. “We find the statement that by the league that ‘Players are required to participate and he participated’ to be an affront to our membership.