RENTON, Wash. -- On the day he was fined $100,000 by the NFL for not speaking to the media, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch sat and talked with a group of reporters Wednesday in front of his locker.
Lynch, however, did not talk much about football issues.
"Why all y'all crowding around me," Lynch said as reporters came to his locker.
Lynch talked about his shoes and his favorite rap singers for most of the football questions he was asked.
Lynch would not say why he stayed on the field at halftime on Sunday at Kansas City when he was being treated by team trainers on the bench.
But tight end Cooper Helfet, who has the locker next to Lynch, said: "I thought it was a good idea. He needed to get some treatment on his back and he got it done."
Lynch was asked what he thought about Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's comments, who also said Lynch was being treated on the sideline.
"I don't know what he talked about," Lynch said. "I'm interested in y'alls take on it. What did you feel about it?"
When asked about his back, Lynch talked about his shoes.
"My cleats, it's a nice feel," Lynch said. "Right here in my inner sole, they put some heaters in here. It's pretty nice. It's a great feeling. And they put this little squiggling line here that's looks like an M and an L for Marshawn Lynch. It's pretty nice. I like to play in these. These are nice cleats."
Lynch was asked if he had any input into the design of his shoes.
"No, in this league you really don't have a lot of input in nothing, just your play," he said. "That's about it."
Lynch also was asked about the team setting the franchise rushing record two weeks ago (350 yards against the New York Giants), but only responded with statements about rap singers he likes.