Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) warms up prior to Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Marshawn Lynch skips White House, mom says 'he didn't want to go'

There was one notable omission when the Seattle Seahawks visited President Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday and that was Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch who flat out didn’t want to go.

“He just said he didn’t want to go,” Lynch’s mom, Delisa, told the Seattle Times. “No particular reason was given to me. He just said he didn’t want to go.”

Lynch has been notorious for avoiding the spotlight, including at the Super Bowl when he tried to skirt the media circus leading up to his team taking on the Denver Broncos in the big gam, when he uttered the classic line, “I’m just about that action.”

Delisa watched the ceremony from work and texted her son after he got a shoutout from Obama to which he replied “laughing out loud” but was not sure if her son actually watched the ceremony or not.

You gotta respect Lynch for being the free spirit that he is and he isn’t going to do anything that he doesn’t want to do. He’s not the first person to avoid going to the White House to celebrate with his teammates and coaches after winning a championship, but at least this one wasn’t for political reasons.


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  • Mechguy

    He doesn’t feel comfortable around a lot of media and people asking questions,,, so what. He marches to his own drummer, good for him. When he straps on the helmet he is a H** of a teammate and hard worker that’s all you can ask. Ever seen him go down easy ,,,, the guy fights for every inch, he is a warrior.