Marshawn Lynch attends interview to avoid league fine

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch admits that he is only attending Super Bowl media sessions to avoid more league fines.

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has participated in a rare interview with the media, and has stated that he only took part to avoid being hit with a fine.

On Tuesday, Lynch said very little when forced to confront the cameras, despite being penalised by the NFL earlier in the year due to his vow of silence.

However, Wednesday's pre-Super Bowl media session saw Lynch asked more questions.

He told reporters: "I'm just here so I won't get fined, boss. That's the only reason why. Y'all say this is a bridge from the players to the fans, and the fans really ain't really tripping, so what's the point?.

"What's the purpose? They've got my back and I appreciate that. But I don't get what's the bridge being built for."

The NFL have stated that Lynch will not be spoken to again regarding his lack of media interaction, although a condition of his successful appeal a few weeks ago stated that he would be fined $50,000 (£30,300) plus another undisclosed fee should he refuse to talk to the them again.

Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks addresses the media during Super Bowl XLVIII media availability at the Westin Hotel January 27, 2014
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