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Marshawn Lynch Goes Beast Mode, Blasts a Kickball Into Orbit

If this whole ‘NFL running back’ thing doesn’t pan out, he’s got a great future booting rubberized balls into the stratosphere

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Marshawn Lynch, enemy of kickballs everywhere.

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Last week, we brought you the sad news that Marshawn Lynch’s bonkers biopic, Family First, had been shelved indefinitely – because, as his agent explained, it was “terrible.”

Luckily, there’s a brand-new bit of Beast Mode film to help lessen the blow: Footage of him booting a couple of balls into orbit at a charity kickball event.

Last week, Lynch and his cousin, fellow NFL-er Josh Johnson, hosted a community barbecue in Oakland to benefit the Fam 1st Family Foundation, an organization set up to improve the lives of underprivileged youth in the Bay Area. As a part of the festivities, they split up into two teams for a friendly game of kickball, which allowed Lynch to take a page out of Cardale Jones’ book of life and lay the smackdown on some kids in thoroughly demoralizing fashion.

As you can see below, the running back’s first kick cleared an enormous oak tree in left field, and appeared to be headed for the moon before being ruled foul. He responded valiantly to the questionable call by kicking the next ball out of the park (like, literally the entire park), then rumbled around the bases like a boss.

Sure, Marshawn ran out of the base paths, but he was clearly being interfered with. Then, after triumphantly stomping on home plate, he turned to survey the destruction he’d wrought – even more proof that, whether he’s breaking tackles or depositing kickballs into orbit, no one is safe when Beast Mode is activated. And, who knows, once his two-year extension with Seattle is finished, perhaps he’s got a future as a professional kickballer.

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