President Obama did mention ‘Beast Mode’ in his speech to team.
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s mother has revealed that her son just “didn’t want to go” to the White House on Wednesday.
Delisa Lynch told the Seattle Times that while there had been a recent death of a relative, it wasn’t the reason behind her son’s absence as the rest of his Seahawks team-mates were being honoured by President Barack Obama.
Lynch is known for his dislike of being in the media spotlight, and made the headlines in the build-up to the Super Bowl win over the Denver Broncos earlier this year when he climbed over a table to escape a press conference while also spending the majority of the time behind reporters.
However, he didn’t escape Obama’s attention as the President jokingly conceded that he had hoped for some tips on how to deal with the media from the Seahawks star.
“I’m sorry he’s not here,” Obama said, “because I want to say how much I admire his approach to the press. I want to get some tips from him.”
To which someone in attendance shouted out: “It’s about the action!” — a line Obama then repeated.
Lynch’s mother told the Times that she had sent a text to her son to let him know that he had been given a shout out by the President and insisted that it was “really considerate” for Obama to mention Marshawn even though he wasn’t there.
She told the newspaper that she told her son in a text that “Obama gave him some mad props and he texted back ‘laughing out loud.’ ”