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Marshawn Lynch to media: “You know why I’m here”

Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade

Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade

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Marshawn Lynch’s second press conference of Super Bowl week was similar to his first.

One day after repeatedly answering questions by saying he was “just here so I won’t get fined,” Lynch responded to numerous reporters’ queries Wednesday with this response:

“You know why I’m here.”

The “why” is obvious — avoiding fines from the NFL for not complying with media policy. The “how” is clear, too — the Seahawks’ star tailback will appear at these press conferences, but he will appear on his terms.

“I’m still the same person I was yesterday, and I’ve got the same thing for you that I had yesterday,” Lynch told reporters at the beginning of his press conference Wednesday.

When a reporter asked the tailback why he wouldn’t use press conferences as a way to communicate with fans, Lynch replied: “They know why I’m here.”

According to Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, Lynch used a timer to measure how long he would stay, and after four minutes and 58 seconds, he left, thanking reporters before departing.

As was the case Tuesday, Lynch wore a cap with a “Beast Mode” logo emblazoned on the crest. According to ESPN, the NFL “will review” whether the hat is allowable under the league’s brand apparel policy. If not, Lynch could be fined.

Lynch’s final compulsory media session is Thursday.