The fans have flocked to Napa to watch a joint practice of the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Rams. The two teams had opposite seasons a year ago, but the Raiders seem to be on the right trajectory. Oakland is connected to the Rams in a number of ways; mainly the fact that coaches Jon Gruden and Sean McVay have a history together. The Raiders have allowed a number of famous fans to watch training camp practices and that hasn’t changed with the Rams in town.
Another connection that the Raiders and Rams have is that running back Marshawn Lynch played for Oakland and is cousins with LA’s cornerback Marcus Peters. Well, he didn’t want to miss out on the fun.
Beast Mode is Back
It didn’t take Lynch long to make his way back to a Raiders practice. This time, not in uniform. Oakland’s favorite son has been enjoying retirement and likely came to practice to support his cousin Marcus Peters.
Lynch came out of early retirement to spend two injury-riddled years with his hometown team. Though his impact was minimal, his presence was certainly memorable. He decided to call it a quits for good following the 2018 season, but clearly still has a relationship with the team. The Raiders run game struggled greatly even with Lynch. He was effective in his limited time, but the offensive line wasn’t creating the holes he needed to make big plays. It seemed like Lynch may have had enough left in the tank for one more season, but the team drafted running back Josh Jacobs to replace him, leading to his retirement.
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Marshawn Lynch Gets Chewed out by Mom [WATCH]
One thing that Lynch has been great at during his career is giving back to the community. His combative nature with the media may have made it seem like he’s not the nicest person, but that’s far from the truth. However, not everyone loves Lynch’s style and he got chewed out by a kid’s mom for using curse words in front of him at a football camp he was running.
The most notable line caught on camera was when Lynch said “is there a man here with you?” he asked the mon. When questioned why, he said, “Because I want to speak to a man.” While it’s not the smartest thing to swear around children, that’s sort of the risk you run when you let your kid get coached by a dude called “Beast Mode.”
Former MLB player David Wells gave a comment on the situation, per TMZ.
“You’re trying to set an example, right?” Wells said.”You don’t use that around kids — you gotta be more a little more professional than that.”
Lynch did eventually apologize to the woman. It’s hard to make out exactly what happens in the video captured by TMZ but it does bring light to how Lynch has been spending his retirement.