Last February Marshawn Lynch surprised the NFL with his Twitter post announcing his decision to retire. He has not looked back since then. In his interview with 60 Minutes Sports which will be coming out on Tuesday, he has been firm about his decision to walk out of the NFL.
Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch says that he is not coming back to play American football. He insists that he is done with it. He has not even considered playing for another. But he has kept himself busy even though he has retired from the sport, ESPN reports.
Since retiring he has still kept his ties with the NFL. He has gone to Egypt as part of the American Football Without Barriers program, for instance. He also went to Haiti to help build a school together with his former Seahawks teammate Cliff Avril. Mostly he says he has done what he loves since retiring.
According to USA Today, there has been much speculation that he might change his mind. That has been put to rest with the interview he has made with 60 Minutes Sports. The Seahawks has also put him on the reserved/retired list. The move is mainly a procedural one, though. Lynch has maintained he is not coming back in any way.
It has also been noted that the Oakland Raiders is in need of veteran players, Lynch being a native of Oakland himself. However, even then he has firmly stated that he has no plans to come back to the game.
“I’m done. I’m not playing football anymore,” he has said with 60 Minutes Sports. Aside from traveling and helping people out, Lynch has also been busy with his business, which is his own clothing line. He has promoted much of it since his retirement.
Lynch had nine seasons in the NFL. He has played for the Buffalo Bills before going over to Seattle. As a running back he has started in 114 games and had a total of 9,112 yards and 74 touchdowns. He is second in Seattle history for rushing touchdowns.
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