On the final day of Raiders training camp, Marshawn Lynch stepped behind the podium to speak to the media for just the second time since joining the team last April.
The timing of his media appearance is just days after he stirred up some controversy by sitting down during the playing of the National Anthem prior to the team’s preseason opener in Arizona. So, naturally, the question was going to come up to see if he would have anything to say about it. And, as you might expect, Marshawn juked a couple of questions about it.
The first question, the reporter stated the question as addressing ‘the elephant in the room’, to which Marshawn answered as only Marshawn can.
“I think that elephant just left the room cuz a little mouse ran in,” Lynch responded. “Don’t they say elephants are scared of mouses or something? The muhfucka left, cousin.”
A couple more questions that were adjacent the incident, one about whether Jack Del Rio lets players be themselves, and whether it would matter to Lynch if he saw fans in the stands wearing his jersey who chose to sit for the anthem. He chose to answer both questions as if they were about running plays on the field.
He had some other interesting things to say outside of that. It was one of those rare occasions where Lynch was more than happy to talk about most things, so in that, it was actually a pretty good interview for him.