Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX media day inside U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix on Jan. 27, 2015
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By Molly Geary / Sports Illustrated
January 28, 2015

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch answered every question from reporters at Super Bowl Media day with a variation of “I’m here so I won’t get fined.”

Lynch began his session with “When does my time start? Oh, it’s started. Well, let me say, I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” He told reporters he would answer every question with the same answer.

Lynch was fined $100,000 for not complying with the league’s media policy earlier in the season and has since given very limited interviews, often repeating the same phrase. Last week, Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman said he was going to give Lynch advice heading into Media Day.

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the NFL said it would fine Lynch $500,000 if he failed to be available at Media Day.

On Monday, Lynch broke his silence with the media by giving a two-and-a-half minute interview in conjunction with Skittles.

The Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.

This article originally appeared on SI.com

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