Lynch's mom liked Obama's shoutout

Updated: May 22, 2014, 12:01 PM ET
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Marshawn Lynch's mother says there was no hidden message behind her son's absence at the White House on Wednesday while most of the rest of his Seattle Seahawks teammates were being honored by President Barack Obama.

"He just said he didn't want to go," she told The Seattle Times.

She told the newspaper that although Lynch has been mourning the death of a relative, "no particular reason was given" for why the running back didn't want to go.

"I'm sorry he's not here," ...

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