Marshawn Lynch to star in his own reality show
Marshawn Lynch is about to become a reality show star.
The former Seahawks running back, now playing for his hometown Oakland Raiders, will star in a web series titled "No Script" that will air weekly on Facebook. The social site is reportedly paying Bleacher Report millions for the show, according to Reuters.
The show will debut this month and is set to feature eight 10-15 minute episodes capturing all the action that surrounds the 31-year-old NFL star.
"We think we have a big hit on our hands," said Rory Brown, president of Bleacher Report, in an interview with Reuters. "People are going to spend more time on Facebook because of it."
There were moments during Lynch's time with the Seahawks when it felt as if he was in a reality show and his retirement last year was no different as he rode camels in Egypt, bicycled through Scotland and test drove high-priced Teslas.
With the Raiders, Lynch has already drawn attention for: eating chicken wings while walking onto the field for a preseason game against the Seahawks on Aug. 31; dodging questions about why he's sitting for the national anthem through the use of an analogy about elephants and mice; and flipping two middle fingers at a Titans player during Oakland's season opener on Sunday.
He's also featured in Macklemore's new "Marmalade" music video and co-starred in a comical new Madden18 commercial with Bay Area rapper E-40.
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