Marshawn Lynch stares down reporter, gives shoutouts
"I told ya'll, I'm not about to say anything," Lynch said. "For the next 3 minutes I'll just be looking at ya'll, the way you're looking at me."
When asked for a Super Bowl prediction, Lynch said he would sit still and stare at the reporter, and he did exactly that.
Lynch also stepped away from his usual script long enough to give shoutouts to his family, his Seahawks teammates, the city of Oakland and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook.
Thursday was the last of three times Lynch is required to speak to the media leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.
On Tuesday, Lynch answered every question with a variation of "I'm here so I won't get fined." Lynch was fined $100,000 by the NFL for refusing to speak to the media during the season. ESPN's Ed Werder reported the NFL threatened to fine Lynch $500,000 if he didn't attend the media sessions.
On Wednesday, he responded to each question with "You know why I'm here."
Lynch also wore a BEASTMODE hat during all three of his press conferences. Because the hat was not pre-approved by the NFL, he could face a fine, ESPN's Adam Schefter and Darren Rovell reported.
- Paul Palladino