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Marshawn Lynch to hold out
Months after helping the Seattle Seahawks win their first Super Bowl, running back Marshawn Lynch said he will not participate in training camp. Instead he will hold out for a contract with more money up front, which could be a major blow for Seattle -- if you believe training camp to be important for a 28-year-old Pro Bowler.
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Lynch walks out of media day
Marshawn Lynch isn't known for being particularly patient with the media, and on Super Bowl media day, he lived up to his reputation. Lynch decided that six minutes was all he could spare for questions in the annual event, which is typically known for outlandishly costumed and questionably credentialed reporter-like people asking unfunny questions of bored athletes who would really rather be anywhere else. For his own part, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was fine with Lynch leaving early. "I heard he did six great minutes," Carroll said. "Some comedians make a career off that." No wonder Carroll was voted the coach players would most want to play for in a recent survey.Getty Images
NFL: Week 14 -- Seahawks at 49ers
It might be too late for the 8-4 San Francisco 49ers to challenge the 11-1 Seattle Seahawks for the NFC West title. But the defending NFC champions can make a statement -- which might be needed after Seattle thrashed San Francisco 29-3 in their Week 2 meeting.