Marshawn Lynch explained his silence to the media on Thursday morning.
"I don't know what image y'all trying to portray of me but ... It don't matter what y'all think, what what y'all say about me became when I go home at night, the same people that I look in the face -- my family -- that I love ... that's all that matters to me," he said.
About 200 reporters crowded around Lynch's podium for at least 15 minutes before he arrived on Media Day on Tuesday.
"I'm here so I don't get fined," the Seattle Seahawks' star running back constantly repeated for five minutes before leaving the podium
Lynch has much more to say when the price is right.
Insurance company Progressive and candy maker Skittles released commercials featuring Lynch saying a bit more than his usual: "Yeah" and "Nope" and "Thanks for asking."
At Media Day last year, Lynch's reclusiveness became a major story. Lynch appeared for 6 1/2 minutes, left the arena, and then returned to a "mixed zone" the NFL created forplayers not on podiums or in microphone-equipped speaking areas at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.