NFL player Marshawn Lynch answers every reporter's question with 'I'm thankful'

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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch continues to frustrate reporters by not answering their questions in the locker room. 

This weekend, Lynch adopted the mantra "I'm thankful" as his response to every post-game interview question. 

"Y'all wanna try again, huh?" Lynch  asked the journalists when they surrounded him on Saturday. "So y'all gone try again? That's what we gonna do? We gonna try one more time? 

"One more time? One more try? You guys can try all you want," he continued. "I don't know what to tell you."

As the reporters began asking questions, Lynch fell silent. Then, he provided one answer: "I'm thankful."

Whether asked about his performance during the Seahawks' winning game against the Carolina Panthers, his next charity event, or what song his team played on the way to the game, his answer was the same. 

Eventually, the reporters gave up and let the 28-year-old exit. 

Lynch's relationship with the media has been contentious at best. He has twice been fined $50,000 for avoiding reporters - a violation of the media responsibility requirements in his contract. 

Then he provided truncated answers such as "Maybe," "I don't know," and "Juice" in an awkward post-game interview in November. Last month, "Thank you for asking" was his answer of choice. 

Lynch played for the Buffalo Bills for three years before joining the Seahawks in 2010. The California native is a five-time Pro Bowler, and a touchdown and rushing leader.

He is consistently ranked as one of the top players in the league, and helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII.