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Football writers ‘appalled’ by Marshawn Lynch’s behavior

Updated: 2014-01-29T17:36:15Z

By Randy Covitz

The Kansas City Star

— The Pro Football Writers of America, the official voice of pro football writers supporting access to NFL personnel, is extremely disappointed in the lack of meaningful access to Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch at the Super Bowl XLVIII media day on Tuesday.

Lynch was not available on one of the podiums used by several high-profile players and appeared among a group of Seattle players for about six minutes.

“Several of our long-standing and high profile members were appalled by Mr. Lynch’s conduct and refusal to answer any questions,” the PFWA said in a statement released by D. Orlando Ledbetter, president of the organization.

“We find the statement that by the league that ‘Players are required to participate and he participated’ to be an affront to our membership.

“However, we are encouraged that the league will continue to closely monitor this situation.”

All players were required to be available at one-hour sessions at the team hotels on Wednesday.

To reach Randy Covitz, rcovitz@kcstar.com

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