Marshawn Lynch Wants to Trademark ‘I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined’

By Jamilah King Feb 24, 2015

Marshawn Lynch’s future with the Seattle Seahawks may be up in the air, but he’s still proving to be a very savvy businessman with a bright future away from the field. The controversial running back, whose standoffs with sports reporters at press conferences included such memorable phrases like, "Thanks for asking" is seeking to trademark his most memorable line: "I’m just here so I won’t get fined."

Here’s what that looked like during the run-up to the Super Bowl:

The Seattle Times reports that Lynch isn’t so much trying to make money off of the phrase so much as trying to prevent other people from doing so. He’s previously obtained trademark protection for "Beast Mode" and "About that action, boss."