Marshawn Lynch was facing a 500k fine if he refused to to show up to media day and answer questions.
Lynch showed up, but continued his one phrase answers to each and every media question.
Marshawn Lynch's entire press conference. "I'm just here so I won't get fined." https://t.co/JoLFOCvPse
— BIGPLAY (@BIGPLAY_com) January 27, 2015
What he didn’t realize, was that his “Beast Mode” hat was an unauthorized brand, which may lead to a significant fine from the league.
Marshawn Lynch could be subject to significant fine for wearing unauthorized "BeastMode" hat to Media Day, per @darrenrovell and I.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 28, 2015
I can picture 60 year old NFL executives sitting around the office, plotting a way to fine this guy.
“The hat! Let’s get him for the hat!”
“It’s his own brand. It’s technically not promoting an actual company brand or a competitor of an NFL endorsed product”
“The hat! Let’s just fine him for the hat!”