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Miller on Lynch’s absence: ‘To each their own’


By Brady Henderson

No player marches to the beat of his own drum quite like Marshawn Lynch.

The latest reminder of that came Wednesday when the Seahawks’ running back skipped the team’s visit to the White House because, as his mother told The Seattle Times, he just didn’t want to.

We pause now to acknowledge Lynch’s ability to make headlines for things he doesn’t do, like when he became the center of attention during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII for not speaking to the media.

As for Lynch’s decision to sit out the team’s trip to the White House, tight end Zach Miller said it was neither a surprise nor an issue.

“Marshawn doesn’t want to be in the spotlight,” Miller told 710 ESPN Seattle’s “Bob and Groz” on Thursday. “I think he would have liked it, enjoyed being there, especially hanging out with his teammates. But we understand that he’s not into that. To each their own. We love him as a teammate and football player and I don’t think any of us have an issue with it.”

President Barack Obama jokingly expressed some disappointment that Lynch wasn’t in attendance Wednesday.

“I am sorry that Marshawn’s not here because I just wanted to say how much I admire his approach to the press,” Obama said. “I wanted to get some tips from him.”

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