If You Don't Want to Speak to People--You Don't Have to Speak to Them--But don't Complain about having to speak to people when speaking with people is part of your contract of employment.
Right or wrong, the NFL is an amazing financially successful business. Its financial largeness provides the means whereby various franchises are able to pay enormous sums of money to its players to entertain the public by playing football. Marshawn Lynch's contract is a reported annual salary of 7.5 million dollars. Richard Sherman's contract is a reported annual salary of 14 million dollars. Doug Baldwin's contract is a reported annual salary of 4.33 million dollars. Lynch was fined $50,000 for not speaking with the press as required by the NFL rules. This fine was held in abeyance (not collected) in anticipation of his future cooperation. However, Lynch did not cooperate, he refused to follow the NFL's rules again and, under the NFL's rules, e.g. his contract, he was fined another $50,000. Because he did not cooperate the first time, under the NFL rules and his contract, the NFL also collected the $50,000 fine it had not yet enforced. Sherman and Baldwin held a press conference yesterday ridiculing the NFL's rules and requirements for NFL players--the same rules and requirements that directly led to their being able to be paid such enormous sums to play football. My suggestion to Lynch, Sherman and Baldwin--If you don't want to follow the NFL's rules and regulations regarding speaking to the press--stop playing football--stop accepting millions of dollars to play football. That will solve your problem because when you take this simple action you will not be required to speak with anyone and--that will be real easy because--nobody will want to ask you any questions.