Lynch’s Unprofessional Super Bowl Media Day
Today was Super Bowl media day, and we got to hear and see some interesting things. We heard Rob Gronkowski sing some Katy Perry, and saw Bill Belichick wearing his desert attire of flip flops. We also saw Tom Brady being his calm, cool self, and, his counterpart on Sunday, Russell Wilson be his energetic, outgoing self. However, one press conference that stood out the most was Marshawn Lynch’s childlike responses to the media.
Marshawn Lynch said the phrase, “I’m here so I won’t get fined”, an astounding 29 times to the press who were asking him questions. Lynch had a timer on his phone for how long he had to be there and once it ran out he immediately got up and left. The way that Lynch handled himself today was the most childish, unprofessional way to act I have ever seen from a 28 year old man. I don’t care what the NFL says about how long you have to speak to the media, and how much you hate public speaking, have some integrity and respect. The way that Lynch has acted about the media, recently and in the past, would make me, if I were a coach in the NFL, not want him on my roster. I would not want someone like him to represent my team if I were a fan of that team or a coach. Lynch will more than likely not change in his ways, but I hope he comes to the realization that if he doesn’t act in a respectful way, he will be out of a job REAL quick.