Marshawn Lynch hung up the cleats both literally and figuratively during Super Bowl 50, seemingly officially announcing his retirement from football, a move which was speculated by many around the league. Though many felt like the Seahawks running back would announce his retirement and then re-join the team after training camp, Lynch seems to be active in other things, some of which include riding camels in Egypt, hanging out with former presidents, and now, building schools in Haiti. Fellow Seahawk Cliff Avril, who’s parents immigrated from from Haiti to America in the 1980’s, led a trip down to the poverty-stricken island nation last week to help the country’s people, and most importantly the kids. Along with Lynch, Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus came along to help in the efforts.
When asked about the trip, Avril said, “Marshawn wants to help actually build the school out there. There’s a lot of good guys in the NFL … It’s cool to have these guys’ support.”
Lynch has a history in traveling down to the Caribbean and South America in the past to teach kids of third-world countries the game of football.