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Marshawn Lynch doesn’t talk to reporters, risks $100,000 fine

Marshawn Lynch

Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch smiles during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Mark Humphrey

The NFL threatened to fine Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch $100,000 if he failed to talk to reporters on Sunday.

Per Albert Breer of NFL Media, Lynch made a quick exit from the locker room, after reporters circled around him.

Last year, the NFL fined Lynch $50,000 for repeatedly snubbing reporters. The league eventually agreed to suspend the fine, vowing to reinstate it plus another $50,000 if Lynch persists in his failure to cooperate.

A reluctant presence at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day resulted in no penalty for Lynch, who dressed in his best Unabomber garb, hid from reporters, and eventually spoke to Deion Sanders of the league-owned media outlet.

This time around, Lynch apparently supplemented his stiff-arm of the media attending the game with a phone call to Michael Silver and former Seahawks teammate Michael Robinson, both of whom also work for the league-owned media outlet. Neither Silver nor Robinson were at the game, but since he gave the exclusive! to a couple of friendly ears from the media outlet owned by the league, maybe that will be enough to avoid the fine.