The agent for Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch blasted a report that said Lynch refused to get on the team bus for their game against the St. Louis Rams because of the trade that sent wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.
Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, took to Twitter on Tuesday, saying “These reports of @MoneyLynch going off and not wanting to get on bus are absurd. Please report accurate stories and not bogus ones.”
The original report came from New York Daily News writer Manish Mehta, who said that the team learned of Harvin being traded before boarding the team bus in St. Louis and that Lynch “went off” and almost did not get on board.
Seattle shipped Harvin off to New York last Friday for a conditional draft pick, a year after the team traded a first-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings to acquire him. Harvin subsequently signed a six-year, $67 million contract with the Seahawks.
Lynch rushed for 53 yards on 18 carries against the Rams as Seattle lost the game, 28-26, dropping them to 3-3. For the season, Lynch has 420 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Seattle (3-3) plays the Carolina Panthers (3-3-1) on Sunday.
- Scooby Axson