I'm here so I won't get fined

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I'm here so I won't get fined

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll celebrates his players' "uniqueness," and Earl Thomas Authentic Jersey running back Marshawn Lynch certainly stood apart from his teammates Tuesday, even as he faced a $500,000 fine from the NFL.

During the annual Super Bowl media day, Lynch answered every question with some variation of "I'm here so I won't get fined." He occasionally changed the delivery but stuck to his script.

Lynch stayed at his designated podium for 4 minutes, 51 seconds -- over an hour less than all his teammates and coaches -- and was asked 29 questions. At the 4:51 mark, he said "time," stood up and Marshawn Lynch Womens Jersey walked away from the microphone.

Lynch had been threatened with a $500,000 fine by the NFL if he failed to make himself available on media day, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder. 

An NFL Players Association executive monitored Lynch's appearance Tuesday. About 200 reporters crowded around Lynch's podium for at least 15 minutes before he arrived.

But Lynch wouldn't answer any questions. He set a timer on his phone, caught a bag of Skittles tossed from the crowd and stopped to pick up a reporter's recorder off the floor before he walked away.

NFL contracts merely require players to make themselves available to the media, an obligation Lynch apparently satisfied with his single answer.

His routine Tuesday was met by Richard Sherman Authentic Jersey approval by Lions receiver Golden Tate, who is a former teammate of Lynch's with the Seahawks.