Marshawn Lynch

Oakland Raiders’ running back Marshawn Lynch isn’t afraid to use some profane language, and NFL Network perhaps should have considered that before airing his first press conference as a member of the team live on Tuesday. Lynch demonstrated a wide range of profanity, dropping “shit” twice in the span of about a minute and also adding a “motherfucker” and a line about “pissing in them hallways.” That prompted NFLN host Andrew Siciliano to joke about his language and reporter Mike Garafolo to apologize. Here’s the first “shit”:

“What will it allow you to do, playing in Oakland and still being in the community during the season and during football time?” “I don’t know, I think it’s no different. I think it’s just more of the time. With me playing, having to go to work in other places, that just didn’t allow me to do the type of things that I was able to do while I was retired. And I’m at home, I do them when I’m at home. So it just gave me more time to do the same shit that I would have been doing if it was something that I could have been doing year-round.”

Lynch was then asked about joining “a team that’s on the rise”, which saw him drop another “shit”:

He said “I got the whole town, you feel me, though, riding with me. That’s good what they got going on, all that good shit you just said. But I got a whole new Oakland behind me, and the way we feel about where we’re from and why we represent…”

This continued here with the “motherfucker”:

“Why we represent where we’re from so hard is because we know what the struggle is, and how we get down. So every home game that I get to come to this motherfucker, I’m probably going to be riding with the whole town. So when you’re going into something like that, knowing you got a whole…it ain’t like I’m saying I’m coming to y’all’s city and riding with y’all, this is actually where I’m born, and raised, and bred and…”

And he then dropped the “pissing in them hallways”:

“Born, and raised, and bred, and pissing in them hallways, and running down them alleyways. I really did all that right here and now I get to play right here. So all that you said, that’s good, but there’s more.”

This then cut back to studio, with Siciliano then joking about it with Mike Garafolo:

“There’s more to like in Oakland,” Lynch finished. The shot cut back to Siciliano, who said “Ah, that’s Marshawn Lynch there, the unedited version of Marshawn Lynch. First time we have heard from him since he put on that Raider uniform. Mike Garafolo, your thoughts?” Garafolo said “Well, Steve Wyche is there, and he said Marshawn is keeping it real. A little too real with that s-bomb. Sorry about that one, everybody. But that’s Marshawn Lynch, you never know quite what you’re going to get.”

This prompted some funny tweets:

The Raiders later tweeted a bleeped-out version of the press conference. That’s probably the video NFLN would have preferred, and the one they may wait for going forward. (Or they may at least run Lynch press conferences on a seven-second delay, as Feldman mentions.) But hey, they’re a cable network, so they don’t really have to worry about FCC punishment for profanity. They’re always here so they don’t get fined.

[Ben Koo on Clippit]

About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.