Marshawn's mom: 'Town is buzzing' over Lynch possibly joining Raiders

Marshawn's mom: 'Town is buzzing' over Lynch possibly joining Raiders

Raiders fans are giddy over the prospect of Marshawn Lynch playing in silver and black. The proud Oakland native met with Raiders brass on Wednesday, and reportedly said he’s ready to come out of retirement and play professional football again.

If he actually applies for reinstatement, it would be to play for his hometown team.

The enigmatic running back doesn’t say much in public, leaving fans to mine for clues about Marshwan’s career outlook.

His mother Delisa Lynch was asked about Marshawn’s plans Thursday on SiriusXM NFL Radio. While she didn’t spill any beans, she said there’s an excitement in Oakland about Marshawn playing for her favorite team.

“Oakland is home for me,” she said. “I’m from (Oakland Tech High). The Bay Area is where I was born and raised, so I’ve always been a Bay Area girl. I’m a Raider girl. You tell me how I should feel if it does happen?”

Raiders fans are excited about a hometown product, someone who champions Oakland at every turn, coming to play in last few years before the team ships off to Las Vegas.

“The town is buzzing and everybody’s loving it, and I am too,” Delisa Lynch said.

Lynch already has Raiders ties beyond where she grew up. Her brother Lorenzo Lynch played two seasons with the Raiders in 1996 and 1997, at the end of a 10-year career.

Could Marshawn be the second Lynch to play for the Raiders? Fans have gleaned hope from his Beastmode clothing line, which just debuted a “Silver and Black collection” featuring the Beastmode logo on a football helmet, with Oakland prominently featured.

If Lynch ultimate applies for reinstatement to the NFL, the Raiders must acquire his rights from Seattle – he’s on the Seahawks’ reserve-retired list and technically still under contract – and negotiate a new deal with the Raiders. The process could be slow as parties make sure a union is best for all sides.

Reports: Peters to speak on Marshawn’s behalf during appeal hearing


Reports: Peters to speak on Marshawn’s behalf during appeal hearing

First it was Marshawn Lynch coming to the defense of Marcus Peters. Now, it appears the Oakland native is returning the favor. 

The Chiefs cornerback will be speaking on behalf of Lynch during the Raiders' running back's appeal of his one-game suspension, according to multiple national reports. The appeal will take place on Monday.

Lynch was ejected in the second quarter of the Raiders' 31-30 victory over the Chiefs on Thursday night. After the Chiefs and Raiders saw themselves in a heated exchange from a controversial late hit by Peters on Derek Carr, Lynch ran off the sidelines and came to the defense of his close friend Peters with multiple Raiders going after the young defensive back. 

But in doing so, Lynch put his hands on an official and was immediately ejected from the game. He was then handed his one-game suspension on Friday.

“They can say what they want to say, but one thing’s for certain: Family do come first," Peters said to Logan Murdock of The Mercury News on Thursday.

FOX Sports was first to report the news.

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch suspended one game


Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch suspended one game

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch watched most of Thursday night’s game versus Kansas City from the stands after getting ejected for making contact with an official.

He’ll also be a spectator next week.

The NFL suspended him one game for unsportsmanlike conduct stemming from an incident where left the sidelines to join an on-field scuffle and ended up pushing an official.

The league announced the suspension Friday afternoon. Lynch has already appealed the suspension, per multiple reports.

He was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and automatically ejected by rule.

Punishment after the fact has gotten expensive.

By rule, Lynch will be fined $30,387 for making contact with an official. He could get hit with other penalties, including entering a fight unnecessarily.

Lynch is also suspended without pay, meaning he’ll forfeit a $79,411 game check and a $31,250 per-game roster bonus.

The Cal alum won’t play a Week 8 contest in Buffalo, against a Bills team that drafted him No. 12 overall in 2007.

Lynch was on the sidelines during a third down draw play where quarterback Derek Carr incurred what officials called a late hit from Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters.

The Raiders offensive line took offense, and came after Peters in a scrum. Lynch and Peters, both Oakland natives, are extremely close. Lynch ran on the field to get between his teammates and his friend, but ended up inadvertently pushing an official. The league has zero tolerance for that, and sent him off the field.

Lynch watched a dramatic 31-30 victory over Kansas City from the stands and screens near the field, and congratulated his teammates after a big win.

Lynch did not explain why he entered the fray, though he seemed to be trying to get Peters out of harm’s way.

“They can say what they want but one thing’s for certain: Family do come first,” Peters told Bay Area News Group’s Logan Murdock.

His Raiders teammates and coaches must carry on without the 31-year old power back. They’ll roll with Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and fullback Jamize Olawale against the Bills, as they did against the Chiefs.

Lynch had two carries for nine yards before getting tossed. He has just 266 yards and two touchdowns on 72 carries through seven games.

If the suspension is upheld, Lynch will be eligible to return in Week 9 against Miami.