Marshawn Lynch’s Cameo On Brooklyn Nine-Nine Was Hysterical
Former NFL running back and media-taunter Marshawn Lynch retired last year, and he's spent his retirement the way that any 30-year-old should: appearing on his favorite TV shows.
Back in September he appeared on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and it was pure television gold. However his most recent TV endeavor was maybe even more impressive because he was tasked with reading lines this time.
And he crushed it.
On Monday, Lynch made a guest appearance on the Brooklyn Nine-Nine winter finale as himself. He was supposed to have been witness to a car crash that led to a van full of convicts escaping custody, and so he is brought into the precinct for questioning.
The notoriously taciturn Detective Rosa Diaz is ecstatic to interview Lynch, who she considers a personal hero based on his infamous distaste for speaking with the media. Yet she quickly learns that Lynch is not nearly as tight-lipped now that he's out of Roger Goodell's clutches.
Here's a clip of their interview with Lynch regarding what he witnessed at the scene of the prisoners' escape:
There is exactly one person on the entire earth that can get away with pronouncing "quesadilla" like that, and it's Marshawn Lynch.
Since leaving the NFL, Lynch has done a masterful job of chipping away at the public's perception about his personality. Lynch is beloved by his former teammates, and everyone he has worked with since has had nothing but glowing things to say about their time with him.
This chatty, hungry version of Lynch seems to be far closer to his real personality than the "I'm here so I won't get fined" version. Apparently Goodell brings out the contrarian in people. Who knew?!
You can watch the full episode here.
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