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October 22, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Seahawks receiver Baldwin: Report about Marshawn Lynch not wanting to board bus is “stupid”

During their media availability today prior to practice, the Seahawks mostly stuck with a theme of wanting to move on from discussion of the Percy Harvin trade.

But receiver Doug Baldwin said he was happy to try clear up one thing — a report that Marshawn Lynch was so unhappy about the trade that he didn’t want to board the bus to the airport to fly to St. Louis.

“Marshawn, he was in shock,” Baldwin said. “He went to go ask them about it and then he hopped back on the bus. I know there was a report that he almost didn’t get on the bus. That’s stupid. There was no hesitation about getting on the bus. He was gonna come to St. Louis.”

Lynch, who typically isn’t available to the media, has not spoken publicly about the Harvin trade.

Baldwin also said reports of any locker room discord are overblown.

“I think the biggest problem we have in media is that when you lose, everything is magnified,” he said. “And when you win, everything¬† is covered up. So that’s just the nature of this business.
For us in this locker room, we know what needs too be corrected. We know what positives come out of everything and we are just going to move forward with that.”

Baldwin has confirmed he had a fight with Harvin the last week of August prior to a preseason game at Oakland, a game for which Harvin did not make the trip.

Baldwin said he sent a text message to Harvin after the trade wishing him good luck.

Baldwin said of the trade that “it was unexpected. However, I had to focus on the game, so my mental state was moreso preparing for the game.”

 

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