Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch took being a spoiled brat to another level.
Lynch, who is famous not only for his football skills but also for the fact that he dislikes the media, came to “Media Day” for the NFL’s Super Bowl under the pressure of a $500,000 fine if he didn’t show, according to ESPN.
But the NFL couldn’t control what he was going to say.
Lynch arrived at his podium and answered 29 questions from members of the media with some variation of the phrase, “I’m here so I don’t get fined.”
Then, after 4 minutes and 51 seconds he said “time,” stood and walked out.
Ironically, he may get fined after all because he wore a “beast mode” hat during the session.
While most Americans get up and work hard for eight or more hours a day to make about 1/1000th of what Lynch makes to run a football and answer questions, hopefully he will pardon us if we don’t feel his pain.
The feelings on Twitter were mixed.
Marshawn Lynch media day revised pic.twitter.com/hLXnsDHc8F
— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) January 28, 2015
Marshawn Lynch Simpsons Edition. pic.twitter.com/erqq7xsTEV
— NFL France (@NFLFrance) January 28, 2015
Marshawn Lynch could face ‘significant fine’ for unapproved hat at #SBMediaDay http://t.co/jQ44i0LFrA pic.twitter.com/nCpGmVycQV
— Kipp Adams (@KippLAdams) January 28, 2015
Want attention? Be a jerk, apparently… RT@RVacchianoNYDN: The media crowd around Marshawn Lynch's table today … pic.twitter.com/q2ChB6fCZH
— Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) January 28, 2015
Yes Marshawn Lynch acted like a jerk, but the @nfl is more concerned about punishing him over a hat than a team for cheating. Makes sense
— Don Laviano (@DonLaviano) January 28, 2015
@NFLonFOX @espn #MarshawnLynch is the biggest baby ever. "I don't wanna get fined waaaah.." What a jerk. Everyone should ignore him now.
— DLo (@DRLopez15) January 28, 2015
If the nfl fines marshawn lynch for wearing a hat i have no hope or respect for the @nfl any more, let the man live his life
— Blanket (@Blanket_45) January 28, 2015
Good for Marshawn Lynch. Screw the Commish and screw the media that asks questions when they know he isn't going to give answers.
— Lee deVo (@LeeDevo) January 28, 2015
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