Seattle Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch showed up at yesterday’s Media Day. He spent the required amount of time answering questions using his “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” 29 times to cover his speaking obligation.
However, Lynch may still face an NFL fine for wearing a hat with his “Beast Mode” logo which may not be deemed permissible to wear at a televised NFL event.
It is reported that the if the NFL finds that Lynch took advantage of Media Day and wore the hat “to promote a brand that was not approved by the league” he could be fined.
The league makes it clear that players are not to wear brands that present a conflict of interest with league partners to any field game, postgame interview and even Media Day where there are cameras on the players.
As for Lynch’s “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” canned response, it would appear the NFL could negate his efforts in obeying the rules if they do decide to fine Lynch for wearing unauthorized apparel.