Marshawn Lynch is going to be a Facebook star, as the social media giant is giving the Raiders running back his own reality show, according to Reuters.
Facebook will pay Bleacher Report over a million dollars to create the show called “No Script”. There will be eight episodes which will be 15 minutes or less in length.
“The first episode features Lynch taking racecar driving lessons until he ruins the tires of the car.” - Reuters
Lynch has been a lightning rod of contresversy in his career, where he infamously answered all questions at Super Bowl Media with, “I’m just here so I won’t get fined.”
Now that he is in Oakland, Lynch has created a smaller stir by sitting during the national anthem and not giving any reason for it.
On and off the field he is a tremendous character for a reality show. In the Raiders week one win over the Titans, he pulled off a front flip after Derek Carr sailed a pass well over his head.
He followed that up by parachuting in on Carr’s interview with Deion Sanders after the game.
Lynch is fun, and his show should be a hit for NFL fans. But apparently Facebook is concerned that there will be too much foul language.
“I wouldn’t be shocked if that ends up being censored,” Bleacher Report’s Rory Brown told Reuters.