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.

16 responses to “Marshawn Lynch giving free haircuts for good grades

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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?

  4. 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!

  5. “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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

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

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

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

  10. 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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