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Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch confirms retirement in interview

It’s official. Marshawn Lynch says he’s retired; he’s not playing football anymore. “Is that good enough?” he asked an interviewer. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
It’s official. Marshawn Lynch says he’s retired; he’s not playing football anymore. “Is that good enough?” he asked an interviewer. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)

The story that never seems to end might have an actual ending: Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch confirmed he is retired from football.

In an interview with “60 Minutes Sports” on Showtime, Lynch said, “I’m retired. Is that good enough? Which camera do you want me to look into? This one? I’m done. I’m not playing football anymore.”

Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, said on the show: “If you could write the perfect story as far as the last year of his career if he played again, come back to Oakland. It makes sense, right? But the reality is he told me he’s done. Selfishly, I’d love for him to play another year or two to make sure he’s cemented in the Hall of Fame.”

When pressed if that would be Lynch’s final decision, Hendrickson added, “With Marshawn, I’ll never say never, OK?”

But Lynch was adamant in the interview that he enjoyed his time playing football, but that he is done. He isn’t coming back.

Lynch announced his retirement during the Super Bowl in February. But ever since there has been talk and reports of a possible return to football next season.

The full interview will air on Showtime at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

AP-WF-06-06-16 2126GMT


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