The annual ESPN The Body Issue is now available on-line (it hits stores Friday) and this year it features Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (below in an ESPN photo).
Don’t look for any thoughts on the Seahawks in the interview, which is devoted to other topics, such as Lynch’s love of swimming.
“Michael Phelps wouldn’t have been on the Wheaties box if I stuck with swimming,” Lynch says. “I’ve been swimming since I was a little kid. I still swim. I’m the best. I am Olympic caliber right now, hell yeah.”
The involvement of the usually media-shy Lynch in the project drew this humorous reaction from teammate Doug Baldwin:
Shawn won’t talk to the press but he’ll pose naked..? Lmao. This fool
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) July 8, 2014