Should Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch have to talk to media?

Should Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch have to talk to media?
January 29, 2014, 5:30 pm
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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has never been a fan of the media aspect of his job, and nothing about that changed on Tuesday.

Lynch created a bit of a stir at Media Day after cutting his time in front of reporters down to 6 1/2 minutes.

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But is that something anyone really should be concerned about? His media presence — or lack thereof — sparked some discussion in the AT&T Uverse Lounge.

"I don't think he has to talk at all," Tom Cooper said. "I don't have a problem with a guy that doesn't want to talk. But what ticks me off the most is when the pro football writers send out a statement saying they're appauled by the actions on Marshawn Lynch at media day where he got up, talked for six minutes for the first time all season long and that wasn't good enough for them. If a guy doesn't want to talk, he doesn't want to talk.

"Now, the only problem with that is if he does something bad in a game, he should probably talk about it. Because then he leaves his teammates in a lurch. But if a guy like Marshawn Lynch doesn't want to talk, then I don't need to hear from him."

What do you think? Do you have a problem with Marshawn Lynch avoiding the media?