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Marshawn Lynch gives some of the most interesting press conferences of any player in the NFL.
He’s not a fan of answering questions he doesn’t feel like answering, and has become known for carefully navigating his way around reporters’ queries.
Taking a page out of Bill Belichick’s press conference playbook, Lynch has in the past powered through pressers by repeating the same answer over and over, whether the simple and true “I’m here so I won’t get fined,” or one memorable exchange after a game when he simply thanked reporters for their questions over and over.
On Thursday, Lynch again showed that he is among the best in the league and only answering what he wants to answer.
When asked about sitting during the national anthem, Lynch was quick to shut down the conversation.
Reporter: “Let’s address the elephant in the room on Saturday. There’s a lot of tension towards you not standing for the national anthem…
Lynch: “I think that elephant just left the room because a little mouse ran in here. Didn’t they say elephants is scared of mouses or something? That motherf—– left, cousin.”
It’s an artful dodge that few could pull off. Watch it below.
Usually Marshawn likes to run into dudes’ faces, but he juked around these questions like he was back at Cal. pic.twitter.com/e011MgzpJW
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) August 17, 2017
Lynch’s actions speak for themself, and no one doubts that if he wanted to speak further on why he is sitting during the national anthem he would. But Thursday was not that day, and Lynch was not about to let it happen just because a reporter asked.
It wasn’t the only delightful moment from his presser – when asked if he missed football while he was away last season, Lynch replied simply, “No.”