Super Bowl XLIX will always be remembered for the Seattle Seahawks’ fatal decision to throw the ball at the 1-yard line instead of handing it off to Marshawn Lynch. But lost in the shuffle is a pretty entertaining story revealed during Tuesday’s “60 Minutes Sports.”
Lynch, known for his short answers when talking with the media, made a quick exit from University of Phoenix Stadium after the New England Patriots put the finishing touches on their Super Bowl victory. But that meant he needed to find a different method of transportation than the team bus.
Luckily “Batman” was there to save the day.
“Put it this way. He did not wait for the team bus to leave after the game,” California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom told “60 Minutes Sports,” via ESPN.com. “He wanted to get the heck out of there. So I watched as he ran, sprinted right out, and we grabbed him and we took off and we got him back to the hotel.
“He calls me Batman. Says, ‘Batman, we’ve got to talk about politics.’ That was his first words to me right after the Super Bowl. I was like, ‘What is he talking about? Politics?’ And then he walked away, and I got the frustration.”
The entire interview is a must-watch. He makes it clear that he is retired, and he gives fans an inside look at his life growing up and who he is off the football field.
Oh, and Batman. Don’t forget about Batman (unless you’re talking about “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”).
Thumbnail photo via Andrew Weber/USA TODAY Sports Images
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