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Jan 28, 2014; Newark, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) looks on during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVIII at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

PFWA disappointed with Marshawn Lynch

The Pro Football Writers of America have issues a statement after Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s eventful appearance at Media Day.
The statement, issued by PFWA president D. Orlando Ledbetter:
“The Pro Football Writers of America, the official voice of pro football writers fighting and promoting for access to NFL personnel to best serve the public, is extremely disappointed in the lack of meaningful access to Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch at the Super Bowl XLVIII media day on Tuesday,” the PFWA said in a statement issued by president D. Orlando Ledbetter.
“Several of our long-standing and high profile members were appalled by Mr. Lynch’s conduct and refusal to answer any questions.  We find the statement that by the league that ‘Players are required to participate and he participated’ to be an affront to our membership.  However, we are encouraged that the league will continue to closely monitor this situation.”
Lynch only attended for six minutes before hiding away from most of the media. When eventually interviewed by Deion Sanders, Lynch swore on air. ProFootballTalk received a statement from the league saying:
 “Players are required to participate and he participated.  We will continue to monitor the situation.”

Any further failure to comply with the league’s media policy would hit Lynch with fines of up to $100,000.  Maybe he could pay it with some of that Skittles money? 

Tags: Marshawn Lynch Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII

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