Seattle Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch met his NFL Media Relations Policy obligations this week by making himself available to the media. Those in the media fortunate enough to be a part of Media Days at Super Bowl XLIX also met their network obligations by asking him an assortment of questions.
“I'm just here so I won't get fined,” Lynch answered repeatedly.
And so it went, with Lynch on one side and reporters on the other–their microphones symbolizing a scrimmage line between opposing points of view. Marshawn just wants to play football and let his actions on the field speak for himself, and reporters want to fill time and space with fresh, compelling content.
Many ask where the media is, when he donates his time and money to charitable organizations, during the offseason?
The answer is, it’s not necessarily their particular beat. The media facing Lynch this week is there for one thing—to cover current events and people surrounding Super Bowl XLIX.Read more... Join the Conversation...