PHOENIX, Arizona – Marshawn Lynch has again decided on a single phrase to answer every reporter’s question during a news conference.
Tuesday at Media Day in Arizona that single phrase may have saved him from a half-a-million-dollar fine reportedly threatened by the NFL.
“I’m here so I won’t get fined,” said Lynch.
“I’m just here so I won’t get fined,” he repeated when asked a second question.
Lynch and the NFL had been at odds over his refusal to speak with reporters last season and even earlier this the season.
He was fined $100,000 by the league for refusing two mandatory media appearances.
ESPN is citing sources within the NFL that Lynch was threatened with a $500,000 fine if he failed to be available at Media Day.