Marshawn Lynch frequently gets a bad wrap from the media, often called out for being cold, evasive and rude by those whom he brushes off in interviews.
But, speak to any of his fellow Seattle Seahawks and BeastMode is consistently praised for his role as a teammate.
And, if a report today from CSN's Henry Wofford concerning Ricardo Lockette's scary injury on Sunday is to be believed, the veteran running back proved once again that he is one of the good guys away from the media glare.
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As we all know, Lockette was involved in a frightening incident during Seattle's week eight clash with the Dallas Cowboys - the receiver lying prone on the AT&T Stadium field for some time after a brutal hit.
With Lockette taken to a local hospital for immediate assessment, Lynch, according to Wofford, took the decision not to travel back to Seattle with the rest of his team after the game so that he could be by his teammate's side.
With the majority of the organization travelling home after getting the W, there was no pressure on Lynch to go out of his way to support Lockette - no one would have criticized him had he opted to follow the post-game routine.
And, if you believe the picture that is often painted of Lynch in the media, you certainly wouldn't have expected him to show such compassion.
As it is, though, here is yet more evidence that the RB is not the isolated, disinterested and arrogant person many would have us believe. Shock, horror!
I'm sure Ricardo Lockette and the rest of the Seahawks roster would much rather Lynch has their back in times of need, rather than answer a question about his favorite animal at Super Bowl media day.
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