Marshawn Lynch, Oakland native and the only likable Seattle Seahawks player, was going to release a dramatized documentary about his life, in which he starred.
We’re not sure why. It wasn’t really necessary — Lynch is only 29 — but nevertheless it was happening. The reasoning behind it was perhaps just one of life’s great, unresolved mysteries, akin to the lost logic behind why people think olives taste good and why BART always seems broken. We’ll never really know.
What we do know is that Lynch is now having none of it.
After the trailer (can it be called a trailer if it’s over four minutes long?) dropped in February, Lynch was horrified.
The running back had reportedly dropped $100,000 for production by longtime family friend Mario Bobino, but Lynch feels that the money was not well-spent. Lynch’s agent, Doug Hendrickson, told Rolling Stone, “He did a terrible job, and the film will never be released.”
Bobino, who has worked at KTVU and dipped into his retirement account to keep the production alive, is disheartened by Lynch’s response. “It will never be the same between us,” he told Rolling Stone. “I think the issue with me and him now is a trust issue. He doesn’t trust me anymore, so that’s why the movie isn’t going to come out. It’s a trust issue with me now because I put out that promo out with his consent.”