Marshawn Lynch Owes Us Nothing

#marshawnlynch gets paid to play football, the rest is a violation of his human rights. Freedom of speech includes the right not to speak, freedom of movement includes the right not to move. Why being successful means those rights no longer exist makes no sense to me. The last time he made headlines for not speaking he spoke about his charity dinner for the hood but instead of championing his decision to focus on helping others he was told off for not talking about football. You notice when he doesn’t say what you want him to say but you don’t notice when he does say what his heart wants him to say.


Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch has made a sport of ignoring the press. At Super Bowl media day on Tuesday, he answered questions with a stock response: “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.” He uttered that phrase 29 times in less than five minutes. (Reportedly, the NFL threatened Lynch with a $500,000 fine if he didn’t show). During Wednesday’s media session, he switched things up a bit. “You know why I’m here,” Lynch said 14 times.

Lynch’s performance sparked the typical finger-wagging. “Crass Act,” screamed one columnist. Boycott Skittles! (Lynch has a confectionery deal).

Or is Lynch actually an American hero?

Then there was this tweet:

Wow, that’s quite a proclamation…

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