Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch got ejected from his team’s 31-30 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half Thursday.
There were reports that Lynch put on his street clothes and headed for his car. However, he was actually spotted in the stands at Oakland Coliseum, via College Football Reddit.
Don't think Marshawn missed that ending… He disguised himself and went into the stands after being ejected 😂 pic.twitter.com/uObEvjOFNq
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 20, 2017
Marcus Thompson of The Athletic confirmed that Lynch was indeed in the stands during the game.
FYI, Marshawn Lynch did not leave. He has been watching the whole game from the stands
— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) October 20, 2017
That is a classic example of Lynch living life his own way. Most players would be in the locker room watching after an ejection, but he decided that it would be more fun to be among the Raiders fans for the rest of the night.
Lynch was ejected for making contact with a referee. There was an altercation after Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr late. His teammates were not happy with Peters and went after him. Also, Peters was flagged on the play.
Lynch sprinted off the sideline to try and get Peters out of the skirmish and, in the process, moved a referee out of the way.
The Raiders improved to 3-4 on the season with a win over the top team in their division, so the night had a happy ending. However, Lynch will soon be hit with a $30,000 fine, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.