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NFL protester Marshawn Lynch broke state rules while seeking to influence high schoolers

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NFL running back Marshawn Lynch recently took a break from ‘taking a knee’ (and averaging less than four yards per carry in limited action for the Oakland Raiders) to go “beast mode” in a full-contact practice at…

Oakland Technical High School.

Color the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the organization responsible for California high school football, as less-than-amused.

The 31-year-old Lynch posted the video on his Instagram account, which showed him bulldozing over high schoolers at OTHS during their Wednesday practice.


The thing is, apparently it’s against the rules for grown men, much less NFL ballers, to hit or get hit by teenage high school students.

Go figure.

One CIF official told TMZ about this rule:

“Only 9th through 12th grade students may practice with or compete on a high school team.”

AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

An Oakland Unified School District statement on the matter reads:

“[Marshawn’s] participation in the practice did not comply with Oakland Athletic League’s rules and regulations. Site administration did not receive prior notice that Lynch would be attending an after school practice. Once they found out, they and the League Commissioner promptly reminded all OUSD coaches of the bylaws and took appropriate measures.”

“We take these rules very seriously as the safety and wellbeing of our student athletes is our foremost concern,” added Commissioner Alphonso Powell.

Screenshot: TMZ

While the school could be punished for unleashing Beast Mode on their students, so far no action has been taken.

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Scott Morefield


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