It is required by the NFL that players speak to the media regarding their games. According to NFL spokesman Randall Liu, they were not aware that Marshawn Lynch was not giving interviews or commenting to media in any fashion since November 2012.
It wasn't until January 3 that Lynch finally spoke up but this comes too late and the NFL has slapped him with a $50,000 fine. In his media appearance last Friday, Lynch was very brief. A man of few words, Lynch answered a total of nine questions. The complete interview only lasted for one minute and 23 seconds.
With the playoffs now in full swing, Marshawn Lynch can be sure that reporters will want to speak with him. While Lynch obviously prefers action over words, he will surely be sought after for interviews following this revelation of his silence.