Former Cal star Marshawn Lynch, threatened by the NFL with a $100,000 fine, participated in Tuesday’s annual Super Bowl Media Day.
Here are links to a few stories about Lynch’s unusual day with the media:
— ESPN.com writes about how the Seattle Seahawks’ running back said his fans don’t care if he talks.”They just want to make sure I show up to perform,” he said.
— The Seattle Times provides a complete (albeit abbreviated) transcript of all Lynch had to say during his brief session with reporters.
— New York Post columnist George Willis reports that “Beast Mode was on Least Mode” during his 6 1/2 minutes with the media.
— The New York Daily News reports that Lynch made himself into the story of Media Day by trying not to be a story at all.
— Yahoo Sports gives us all the details of Lynch’s endorsement deal with Skittles.
— Here is Cal grad and NFL Media columnist Michael Silver’s story on Lynch from an interview he did last week before the running back knew whether he’d attend Media Day.
— And, finally, Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith tells NFL.com he hasn’t seen a running back quite like Marshawn Lynch.