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Marshawn Lynch trolls Super Bowl media with 'I'm here so I won't get fined' answer

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We begin in the NFL where, ahead of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch continues to divide opinion.

His latest polarizing act came during yesterday’s Super Bowl media day. Notoriously media-shy, Lynch appeared at the podium to speak but trolled reporters once again by responded to every single question with one simple response:

‘I’m here so I won’t get fined.’

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The brief appearance in front of the microphone means Lynch is set to escape a fine but his unique approach to the media has led to criticism from some.

Neil Reynolds, NFL reporter and presenter with Sky Sports, told GiveMeSport he feels Lynch's Media Day performance simply isn't good enough:

"What he did yesterday by answering with standard lines over and over again just isn’t enough and it’s not co-operating with the media when all the other players are."

"I think there’s a lot of benefits that come to players through the media attention. I think he’s being dismissive of the media - which he clearly is - then in turn that’s his chance to speak the fans and I think he’s being dismissive to the fans."

Elsewhere in the NFL the Indianapolis Colts are closing in on a deal for Wide Receiver Duron Carter, the son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter.

The wide receiver went undrafted in 2013 and spent last season playing in the CFL.


Across to the NBA and Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt is championing LeBron James for MVP consideration.

James’ return from injury this month has coincided with an upturn in form for the Cavs. The preseason favorites have won seven straight after a 103-95 win over the Detroit Pistons last night - LeBron James racking up 32 points in the game.


And finally, in boxing Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather met face to face at a Miami Heat game last night as negotiations for a May fight between the two continue.

Pacquiao noted that it was the first time he had met his nemesis face to face, with Mayweather apparently giving the Filipino his phone number during the brief meeting.

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