Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch does not like to conduct media interviews.
And it was obvious during Super Bowl media day on Tuesday.
Lynch reportedly was unsure if he would speak during the mandatory media session. He did not speak with the Seattle media for most of the 2013 season, which resulted in the league office threatening to fine him. Lynch decided to speak on Tueday, but for less than six minutes. That is when Lynch walked away from the hour-long session.
However, Lynch did not leave (probably was a long walk back to the hotel). Lynch hung around and spoke with teammates, wearing dark sun glasses and a hoodie to conceal his identity. NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders tracked down Lynch, and that is when things became weird.
Lynch started the live interview with an s-bomb, which Sanders ignored. It ended with Lynch referring to himself in the third person. What occurred between was like watching an awkward first date:
“You kind of shy?” Sanders asked.
“Nah,” Lynch said.
“You just don’t want to talk, really?” Sanders inquired.
“I’m just about that action, boss,” Lynch said.
Lynch said talking does not help him win games, and his short answers continued.
“Are you excited about the game,” Sanders asked.
“Hell yeah. Yeah,” Lynch said.
Sanders continued to pry, but could never get Lynch to open up.
“You don’t like podiums, do you?” Sanders asked.
“Nah, it ain’t my thing,” Lynch said.
“What is your thing?” Sanders asked.
“Laid back, kicked back, mind my business, stay in my own lane,” Lynch said
Lynch added he would be there when the Super Bowl began on Sunday.
He just was not around long for interviews on Tuesday.
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