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Marquette King gets Marshawn Lynch’s cleats

Running back Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement by posting a photo of his cleats hanging on a power line during Super Bowl 50. Amid growing speculation and reporting that Lynch will unretire to play for his hometown NFL team in Oakland, Raiders punter Marquette King has retrieved the shoes.

Via the East Bay Times, King posted a photo of someone (presumably King) retrieving cleats from a wire.

“I got your cleats back 4 ya brah,” King said.

From the angle of the photo, it appears that King remains at a safe distance from the live power line. Which is a good thing. Because live power lines like to send a charge directly to the ground. And because live power lines are insulated only by air and space, touching one with anything (or touching anything touching a power line) could have very serious results.

For example: This video. And this one.

So, kids (and adults who behave like kids), don’t retrieve shoes or kites or anything else from power lines. And otherwise don’t touch power lines, with your hands or anything else.

[Photo credit: Twitter.com/MarquetteKing]

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10 Responses to “Marquette King gets Marshawn Lynch’s cleats”
  1. deangelo23hall says: Mar 20, 2017 11:20 AM

    This is cool.

  2. calibear831 says: Mar 20, 2017 11:21 AM

    Two things; 1.it’s a phone line that he’s reaching towards, so he’s safe.
    2. Those aren’t the actual cleats Marshawn threw up there.

  3. maust1013 says: Mar 20, 2017 11:21 AM

    It’s a sad comment on the state of things that Florio felt the need to include a PSA about touching power lines.

    Or maybe it was the inner lawyer coming through

  4. frpsr says: Mar 20, 2017 11:35 AM

    Watching the child fetching a kite is horrific . I suppose from the scream he survived , still awful to see a kid learn the absolute hardest way possible .

  5. factschecker says: Mar 20, 2017 11:48 AM

    What is really sad is that kids will most likely only read the headline so they will miss your clear cut warning which is approximately half of the article. On the bright side is some of them will read the user comments so this a good place to repeat said warning……..

    Because live power lines like to send a charge directly to the ground. And because live power lines are insulated only by air and space, touching one with anything (or touching anything touching a power line) could have very serious results.

  6. hewitt52 says: Mar 20, 2017 12:01 PM

    Thank for the videos. Nice touch…lol.

  7. radrntn says: Mar 20, 2017 12:03 PM

    Gotta love King….still love his donkey ride after placing a punt inside the 5 against the mules this year. Trevis Kelce also liked it so much as well that he tried to do it as well. (i will leave it at tried)

    Beastmode Oaktown style!

  8. badmoonrison says: Mar 20, 2017 12:12 PM

    King is the coolest punter in football. I know that doesnt mean anything, but a cool punter is still pretty rare.

    And he can dance!

  9. _Red_Dragon_ says: Mar 20, 2017 12:36 PM

    King needs to settle down but he’s my punter

  10. r8rsfan says: Mar 20, 2017 12:45 PM

    Lynch would bring some JUICE to this squad.

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