By Kirk Lang: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch could be facing some hefty fines after Sunday’s Super Bowl game against the New England Patriots. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will be the one that will be handing down the fines for Lynch having for attending a media event during Super Bowl week and wearing his Beast Mode line of clothing while answering the reporters’ questions with the same response “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.”
What’s unclear is if the NFL has a legal right to fine Lynch for him repeating the same answer to all of the reporter’s questions. The NFL can definitely fine Lynch for wearing his Beast Mode apparel. That’s obviously a no brainer. But what’s not known is if the NFL can go after Lynch for him choosing not to go along with the program during his question and answer meeting with the media.
The Beast Mode apparel isn’t licensed by the NFL, so he’s going to be in hot water for choosing to wear the clothing. Lynch had to know that he would get fined if he wore the clothing, but I guess he chose to wear it anyway.
“It’s part of your job,” Goodell said to the media. “There are things in your job that you might not necessarily want to do. I think Marshawn understands the importance of the Super Bowl and the importance of his appearance and the importance of him as an individual in this game.”
Lynch’s strange behavior during the media day caused him to be the center of attention, as the media seemed to relish asking Lynch questions and then getting the same answer each time. It was as if the media enjoyed studying Lynch’s oddball behavior for some reason.
It’s unclear what’s Lynch’s problem is with the media. I guess he doesn’t like being forced to speak with the media. It’s probably no loss that Lynch didn’t speak with the media because he doesn’t appear to have anything interesting to say anyway.