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Marshawn Lynch giving free haircuts for good grades

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Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch isn’t giving back to his hometown simply by making the team’s final year or two in Oakland more exciting and entertaining. He’s also providing a service to kids, along with an incentive.

Via Alyssa Pereira of sfgate.com, Lynch is offering free haircuts every Wednesday to local youth who have good grades. The sign at the Beast Mode store, spotted and photographed by Jarrett Bell of USA Today, requests only a report card. Per LarryBrownSports.com, the free haircut comes in return for a minimum GPA of 3.0.

It’s another reason to celebrate a man who shuns most of the trappings of fame and notoriety. And his efforts to lift Oakland up as its prepares to lose its NFL team for a second time will make the next season or two even more bittersweet, with plenty hoping that the sugar of a Super Bowl win will be sprinkled over the city before salt gets rubbed back into a 35-year-old wound.

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16 Responses to “Marshawn Lynch giving free haircuts for good grades”
  1. mullman76 says: Jun 20, 2017 3:15 PM

    RAIDER NATION

    Coming to a Super Bowl near you.

    Deal with it.

    Carry on.

  2. jaysayz says: Jun 20, 2017 3:16 PM

    Good Job Marshawn. I don’t feel sorry for Oakland. They didn’t even try to come up with a real stadium deal until the team filed to leave so they don’t deserve a team. Its the same thing in San Diego you can’t keep voting down every stadium deal for 15 years and then cry when they leave. I just wish the Raiders would have been the ones to go to LA instead of the Rams and chargers.

  3. seahawksdan72 says: Jun 20, 2017 3:26 PM

    Gotta love beast mode. Wishing he was still a seahawk but still gonna cheer for him as a raider. Kick ass beast….

  4. i, flounder says: Jun 20, 2017 3:33 PM

    good for him, but should you really celebrate someone who has been caught driving drunk multiple times, stole from a soldier, was arrested for hit, and run, and for having drugs, and a gun?

  5. jjackwagon says: Jun 20, 2017 3:54 PM

    3.0 is a good grade? Oh, we are talking about Oakland…

  6. truevision21 says: Jun 20, 2017 3:57 PM

    Don’t like the Raiders, Raider Nation, or Raider fans. But this is awesome! Real sh**, real talk! I am a Beast Mode fan from now on! Huge move, young man! Blessing to you and your family bruh!

  7. zeke2517 says: Jun 20, 2017 3:58 PM

    “good for him, but should you really celebrate someone who has been caught driving drunk multiple times, stole from a soldier, was arrested for hit, and run, and for having drugs, and a gun?”

    Judging by the way your comment was voted down, yes.

    Depressing, really.

  8. concmike says: Jun 20, 2017 3:59 PM

    Man he set that bar high for Oakland…..three free haircuts this fall…….

  9. looknooneishatingok says: Jun 20, 2017 4:43 PM

    Mark Davis is the first in line.

  10. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 20, 2017 4:52 PM

    RAIDER NATION

    Coming to a Super Bowl near you.

    Deal with it.

    Carry on.
    ________________________________

    Ya. Hey Homer. One winning season in 15 years, no division titles, no playoff wins? Now the SB? Dude, you need road side testing.

  11. markdavisbarber says: Jun 20, 2017 5:25 PM

    looknooneishatingok says:
    Jun 20, 2017 4:43 PM
    Mark Davis is the first in line.

    —————————

    Mark is part owner and holds controlling interest in an NFL team. What do you have there slick?

    ONE NATION

  12. gerard33 says: Jun 20, 2017 5:56 PM

    Love it! There needs to be more, but I really think gestures like this can help affect a much-needed shift in cultural values.

  13. jimjets says: Jun 20, 2017 6:00 PM

    Raiders are Oakland. This move stinks…and Lynch is a pretty cool dude.

    Mumbling at the media ( just like BB ) is lame but….

  14. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 20, 2017 11:18 PM

    Over the top attempt by Davis to keep seats filled for two years. Lynch caring about kid’s report cards? Give me a break! Epic fail.

  15. omeimontis says: Jun 21, 2017 12:30 PM

    Haircuts? That is not an incentive at all. Perhaps tickets to Great America or a ski trip would be better.

  16. inallsincerity says: Jun 21, 2017 2:19 PM

    i, flounder says:
    Jun 20, 2017 3:33 PM
    good for him, but should you really celebrate someone who has been caught driving drunk multiple times, stole from a soldier, was arrested for hit, and run, and for having drugs, and a gun?

    Marshawn has never touted being PERFECT and having NEVER made a few mistakes. However, this gesture and the fact that he spent his birthday with some of his former Seahawks teammates building homes says even more about him as a person. Quit hating, it’s NOT healthy for you or anyone else.

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