The man who has a notoriously tough time talking to the US media, has explained his Skittles candy infatuation to a Japanese reporter.
Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, has been demolishing opposition defense all season, and is now preparing for a final showdown against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
But to get into full 'beastmode' Lynch has a well documented energy source - Skittles.
And in the run up to the biggest game of his career to date, he has explained their value.
While road-testing various foreign candies, Lynch revealed that it all began during his youth football days in Oakland.
Like all good athletes growing up, he listened to his mother who told him they would help with stomach issues.
He told the reporter:
"Going into high school my stomach used to get up set, so I guess the sugar from the candy used to settle my stomach"
While sports nutritionists around the country despair, it is clearly working for Lynch who is greeted with a shower of the multi-colored sweets every time he reaches the end zone for the Seahawks.
And to make sure he always has a supply when game time comes, Lynch keeps the Skittles in the trainer's kit - alongside the traditional medical kit, equipment, and tape.
Rumour has it the Broncos are spending the next week or so buying up every bag of the candy they can find in the New Jersey area.
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