Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch doesn’t like talking to the media. Super Bowl media day obviously isn’t his cup of tea and he avoided it leaving after just about six minutes and attempting to hide. The Professional Football Writers of America weren’t thrilled and released a statement:
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 Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day on Tuesday, January 29, 2014.
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.
ESPN’s Keith Olbermann used this statement to rip the association for various reasons, like needing 19 hours to write a 108-word statement and including a typo.