Immediately after the Seattle Seahawks lost Super Bowl XLIX to the New England Patriots 28-24 conspiracy theory’s began floating around that with 2nd-and-goal on the 1-yard line and time running down, the Seahawks opted to pass the ball, over handing off to running back Marshawn Lynch, to avert any possibility of making him the games MVP.
ESPN’s Jim Trotter chased him down immediately after the game and asked him if he expected to get the ball in the goal line situation.
"No. Because we play football. It's a team sport,” Lynch said.
The running back has been tight lipped about the call since the then, but recently opened up during an interview with NTV Spor, during a trip to Turkey for an American Football Without Barriers camp in the country.
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"To be honest with you, I would be lying if I didn't tell you that I was expecting the ball. Yes, I was expecting the ball. But in life, these things happen. Like I told a reporter after the game, it's a team sport," Lynch said.