PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Seattle Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch has been in the news for his off-the-field behavior as well as his behavior on the field that has resulted in multiple fines.
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Larry Foote has seen enough of it.
Foote joined “The Cook and Poni Show” to break down Super Bowl XLIX and weighed in on the image Lynch portrays and the message he’s sending to the kids.
“You hear in the media, he always mentions his foundation and what he likes to do for the city of Oakland,” Foote said. “I’m from the same type of urban environment that he’s from and the biggest message that he’s giving these kids, he might not want to admit it, is the hell with authority. ‘I don’t care, fine me, I’m gonna grab my crotch, I’m gonna do it my way.’ In the real world, it doesn’t work that way. It just doesn’t. How can you keep a job. I mean, you got these inner city kids, they don’t listen to teachers, they don’t listen to police officers, principals and these guys can’t even keep a job because they say ‘F’ authority.”
Foote went on to say that Lynch is hurting the kids with the message he’s sending them because in the real world, things don’t work the way they do in the NFL.
Foote also talked about a running back he watched growing up in Jerome Bettis and the message he was able to send.
Click the audio link below to hear more from Foote on the impact Lynch is making on the kids that watch him.