Marshawn Lynch skips White House, mom says 'he didn't want to go'

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

Marshawn's Lynch absence at the White House didn't go unnoticed. (USATSI)
Marshawn Lynch's absence at the White House didn't go unnoticed. (USATSI)

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch doesn't like the spotlight. Seems incongruous given his line of work, but while the man loves playing football, he's not so fond of all the media attention that comes with it.

We saw this first hand when he had very little (OK, nothing) to say to reporters during Super Bowl week.

That didn't change Wednesday, when the Super Bowl champ Seahawks were honored by President Obama at the White House. Lynch was a no-show there, too.

"He just said he didn't want to go,” Lynch's mom, Delisa, told the Seattle Times. "No particular reason was given to me. He just said he didn't want to go."

His absence didn't go unnoticed by the Commander in Chief.

"I am sorry that Marshawn's not here because I just want to say how much I admire his approach to the press,” Obama said during remarks about the team. “I wanted to get some tips from him. It's about the action."

Delisa, who took in the ceremony from work, was asked if her son watched.

"I'm sure he did," she said. "I texted him and told him that Obama gave him some mad props and he texted back 'laughing out loud.' "

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