Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has found out the hard way that silence isn't always golden.
The NFL has handed down one of its stiffest fines of the season Lynch for not talking to the media, reports ESPN on Jan. 5, 2014. The league has fined Lynch $50,000 for not speaking to the media throughout this season until Friday, when Lynch met briefly with and spoke to reporters.
However, this conversation was seen as a little late by the NFL, which requires that its players speak with the media. This has put a damper on a view of Lynch's talents as he led Seattle with 1,257 rushing yards in his seventh season. He also added a career high 316 receiving yards along with 12 rushing touchdowns and two which were through the air.
It has been confirmed that the NFL fined Marshawn Lynch $50K for his media silence, reports CBS Sports.
NFL players are certain to learn a lesson from this, that sometimes it pays to be interviewed, and sometimes it could really cost you when you don't give an interview.
The Seattle Times has written, "So after the Seahawks practice Friday, Lynch quickly hopped in front of a few cameras and tape recorders and spoke for roughly 1 minute and 23 seconds. As he did, he delivered answers as straight and to the point as many of his runs, handling nine questions in 79 words." But, this was seen as too little too late by the NFL which has hit Lynch with a fine which is more than a lot of people earn a year during these rough economic times.