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Wakeup Call: The Candyman can … Marshawn Lynch pelted with Skittles after TD (video)

Dec 13, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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Seattle has gone a little crazy with the Skittles theme, which is OK … anything to get our minds off of Tebowmania. As we were told last week when he ran over the Eagles, Marshawn Lynch was awarded Skittles after each touchdown, a tradition dating to his youth football days. Seahawks fans have taken that tidbit and run with it, creating Beastmode. So on Monday night we had this:

Lynch, however, says that the public doesn’t really understand the Skittles story.

On Monday, he said he was surprised to see so many folks so enamored with his love for the fruit-flavored candy.

“I think a lot of people have got it mixed up, that it’s a prize that I get Skittles for scoring touchdowns,” Lynch said. “But if you want to know the truth, you’ve got to ask my mama.”

The truth, as Lynch revealed in this hilarious NFL Films segment, is that his mother used to provide him with a bag of Skittles before each game he played in high school. He ate the candy throughout each game on the sidelines, and apparently continued the tradition throughout his college days at California.



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