Marshawn's mom on White House trip: 'He just said he didn’t want to go'

Marshawn's mom on White House trip: 'He just said he didn’t want to go'

Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch looks around at the field after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium.

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by NATE SCOTT / USA TODAY Sports

NWCN.com

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 6:28 AM

Updated Thursday, May 22 at 6:29 AM

Some days you just don’t feel like going out.

For Seattle Seahawks running back and Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch, that meant skipping the recent Seahawks trip to the White House to meet President Obama.

The Seattle Times looked into why Lynch skipped the ceremony, asking his mother why the star running back didn’t make the trip:

“He just said he didn’t want to go,” she told the Seattle Times tonight.

Delisa Lynch said Marshawn Lynch has been mourning the recent death of a family member. But she said they’d had had some recent talks and she thought her son was going to attend the ceremony anyway.

“No particular reason was given to me,’’ she said. “He just said he didn’t want to go.’’

For all the reasons one might skip out attending the White House, which range from from vague political statements to contract disputes with the team, “not wanting to go” is actually one of the better ones.

Obama for his part was disappointed Lynch wasn’t there, joking that he admired the way Lynch handled the media and could maybe learn a thing or two from him.

(Thanks to Seattle Times for sharing.)

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