Allen Kim

Marshawn Lynch Avoids $100K Fine, Signs With Skittles

Created on Jan. 28, 2014 3:31 PM EST

Marshawn Lynch is a bit reticent when it comes to the media, and many were wondering whether he would show up for the league-mandated media day for the Super Bowl. Not only did he show up, he even participated by granting the media an interview … well, sort of.

"I ain't never seen no talking winning nothing," Lynch said. "Been like that since I was little. I was raised like that. I'm gonna get it. Don't need to talk about it."

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that he complied with the media day requirements set by the NFL, and he won’t be hit with the $100,000 fine he was potentially facing by the league. He briefly answered questions for reporters, saving the best for a 1-on-1 session with Deion Sanders.

"If you're forced to do something, it's not as good as if you choose to do it," Lynch told NFL Network’s Michael Silver last week. "So no, I won't have a lot of interesting things to say. When you're forced to do something and you know it, it kind of just takes away from the whole experience of what it could be if (it were) natural. So, I'll probably give forced answers."

The Seahawks didn’t schedule Lynch to go up to the podium to speak, which allowed him to dodge most of the media. On top of getting media day out of the way and avoiding a fine, Lynch also signed a deal with his favorite company. Skittles is going to announce a formal deal with Lynch today.

.@Skittles knows I love my blue and green. Gotta love limited-edition Skittles “Seattle Mix” #ad

— Marshawn Lynch (@MoneyLynch) January 28, 2014

Lynch’s love for Skittles is well known, and the company waited for him to hit the biggest stage before striking a deal with him. It’s only fair after all the free press he’s given them over the years. Skittles will be paying Lynch, but terms of the deal are unknown. The only known figure is the $10,000 they plan to donate to Lynch’s Fam First Foundation for every touchdown he scores against Denver in the Super Bowl.

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