Stephen A. Smith believes Marshawn Lynch should be fined $20k a day (Video)
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is on the anti-Marshawn Lynch bandwagon and is calling for a Beastly Beast Mode fine.
On Thursday’s edition of First Take on ESPN, Stephen A. Smith said he thinks Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch should be fined $20,000 per day for his actions on media day and throughout the season.
Should the NFL fine Marshawn Lynch for his actions this week? On Tuesday, the Seattle Seahawks running back responded to reporters by saying he was only talking to them so he doesn’t get fined.
On Wednesday, he continued that sentiment by reminding reporters why he was talking to them. While not really offering a response to reporter questions, Lynch has technically been making himself available to the media leading up to Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots.
But that’s not good enough for Stephen A. Smith co-host of ESPN’s First Take, who suggests that Lynch be fined $20,000 a day for all this.
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who was the Smith’s partner on First Take, adamantly disagreed with the take.
It’s a polarizing issue, as there are some who believe Marshawn Lynch not talking to the media is a sin against the sports gods. Others just roll with it and make their own stories based on the one quote Lynch gives them.
Who is right regarding this — is anyone at all for that matter?
[H/T Black Sports Online]