Marshawn Lynch has never been talkative with the media, a fact made crystal clear during the last two Super Bowls. And on Tuesday, perhaps to commemorate the occasion, the US Patent and Trademark Office granted the Seahawks running back the trademark to "I'm just here so I won't get fined," reports ESPN.com's Darren Rovell.
Former teammate Michael Robinson served as Lynch's go-between during Super Bowl week two years ago, and Lynch was fined $125,000 for refusing to speak to reporters last regular season. That prompted the whole "I'm just here so I won't get fined" meme, a phrase Lynch repeated 29 times during Super Bowl Media Day.
Lynch has previously filed for the trademark "About That Action Boss," which was his response to questions from NFL Network's Deion Sanders in the days leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, but the running back abandoned the trademark in recent weeks, writes Rovell.
Lynch, who remains sidelined while recovering from a sports hernia injury, now owns four trademarks, including Beastmode.