Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch isn't a fan of speaking to the media, and may sit out Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday to avoid doing so, according to a report from NFL Network. If he elects to skip the media session, he could lose more than $100,000 in penalties levied by the NFL.
Earlier in January, Lynch received a $50,000 fine for refusing to speak to the media, although NFL Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson agreed to temporarily suspend the fine after an appeal. A refusal to cooperate at Media Day would result in the fine sticking and an additional fine of at least $50,000, according to NFL Network.
Lynch told NFL Network last week that if he does attend Media Day, his answers will not be too exciting:
"If you're forced to do something, it's not as good as if you choose to do it," Lynch said. "So no, I won't have a lot of interesting things to say. When you're forced to do something and you know it, it kind of just takes away from the whole experience of what it could be if (it were) natural. So, I'll probably give forced answers."
When he was forced to speak with media earlier in January, Lynch provided some comically short answers to questions.
The Seahawks are scheduled to meet with the media for an hour, beginning at 12:45 p.m. ET, after the Denver Broncos have finished their media session. NFL Network will provide coverage of the event, and fans can stream proceedings live on NFL.com.