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07:26 AM ET 01.29 | Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's performance may not have graded well, but at least he made it to Media Day. Sure, he abandoned his designated position, hid off to the side, and ultimately said [expletive] while being interviewed on NFL Network, but he showed up. Apparently, that's good enough for the NFL. "Players are required to participate and he participated," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT by email on Tuesday night. "We will continue to monitor the situation." They'll continue to monitor the situation because Lynch's $50,000 fine for not cooperating with the media during the 2013 season has been suspended pending his ongoing cooperation with the league's media policies. And if he fails to cooperate in the future, the fine will be reinstated -- and doubled.

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January 29, 2014  07:33 AM ET
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Those appearances are stupid anyway....

the questions are even more stupid!

January 29, 2014  07:57 AM ET

Good... the ladies can now quit crying.

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January 29, 2014  08:14 AM ET

Soooo.. Public speaking is a prerequisite for you if you make it to the NFL??? Leave the man alone.

January 29, 2014  08:16 AM ET

How many times can you answer the question "Will the weather play a factor in the game plan?"

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January 29, 2014  08:25 AM ET
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It's the rules!

And we all follow them right??? I guess he should in this case since the fines are so steep.

January 29, 2014  08:28 AM ET
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He participated, like many of you slackers are now doing at work...

Wow. You have a lot of pent up anger there, Dolly.

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January 29, 2014  08:37 AM ET

What a worm. I could respect him if he stood his mythical " ground," didn't show up and accepted the fine. He played it safe, shows up to avoid the extra fine but plays the" Quiet man ' game like a little kid.

Ya believe in something or you don't. Seems just to be a publicity grab.

January 29, 2014  08:41 AM ET

Curt Flood was a man of principle. If you don't know his story, look it up. Lynch? just show.

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January 29, 2014  08:45 AM ET
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Curt Flood was a man of principle. If you don't know his story, look it up. Lynch? just show.

Baseball players of today owe Curt Flood a huge debt............Sadly I would be willing to bet that half of them have no idea who he is or what he sacrificed...

January 29, 2014  08:53 AM ET
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Baseball players of today owe Curt Flood a huge debt............Sadly I would be willing to bet that half of them have no idea who he is or what he sacrificed...

players in all sports don't have any idea of the history that preceded them.

January 29, 2014  08:55 AM ET
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He participated, like many of you slackers are now doing at work...

Slackers?

If I wasn't eating a donut and drinking coffee while posting on my work computer, I'd be offended.

January 29, 2014  09:00 AM ET
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Curt Flood was a man of principle. If you don't know his story, look it up. Lynch? just show.

That seems a little rough. He doesn't like the media, and considering some dude dressed like Waldo was asking questions, I don't blame him. Media Day doesn't exactly harken back to the days of Edward R. Murrow or Jack Whitaker.

January 29, 2014  09:00 AM ET
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50, I think you have Lynch all wrong.He's a very simple guy who has a media phobia.

More players should

 
January 29, 2014  09:01 AM ET

I'd be like daft punk and do all my interviews still in uniform, and wear a dark visor on the helmet

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