Marshawn Lynch has been in the news for something that wasn't even his fault in the wake of the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots at the weekend.
But one former Super Bowl champion is still taking the 'Beast Mode' running back to task over his actions in the lead up to the Super Bowl and all throughout the regular season.
Larry Foote, now of the Arizona Cardinals isn't too happy with Lynch's overall disregard for authority and his "screw everybody" mentality when he should be a positive role model for young kids in Oakland and other deprived areas who desperately need someone to look up to.
Foote said that he thought Lynch was sending the wrong message with his unwillingness to follow the rules that the Cardinals linebacker Foote and other players must also abide by as professional football players.
“You hear in the media, he always mentions his foundation and what he likes to do for the city of Oakland,” Foote said according to CBS Local Pittsburgh.
"I’m from the same type of urban environment that he’s from and the biggest message that he’s giving these kids, he might not want to admit it, is the hell with authority."
"In the real world, it doesn’t work that way. It just doesn’t. How can you keep a job. I mean, you got these inner city kids, they don’t listen to teachers, they don’t listen to police officers, principals and these guys can’t even keep a job because they say ‘F’ authority,” the former Super Bowl champion added in his interview.
Foote would go on to talk about Jerome Bettis, a star running back just like Lynch who sent out a much more positive message instead and is now in the Hall of Fame.
If Lynch keeps up his same path of doing his best to annoy just about everyone in a position of power in pro football, then he won't find it as easy to get himself into the Hall as Bettis, even if he keeps on being a beast.