Marshawn Lynch is returning to Seattle for a Seahawks reunion -- playing softball.
Three-time All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman announced Monday on his Twitter account Lynch will be among the participants in Sherman’s fourth annual celebrity softball game, July 10 at Safeco Field in Seattle.
Lynch, from Oakland, hasn’t been around the team since he played his final game for it in mid-January in the playoff loss at Carolina. A couple weeks later, during Super Bowl 50, the 30-year-old star running back tweeted his retirement: a photo of a pair of spikes hanging on a line.
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Sherman’s website for the event said Lynch will be joined at this year’s softball game by Seahawks Kam Chancellor, Jermaine Kearse, Doug Baldwin, Thomas Rawls, Cliff Avril and Justin Britt. Others listed as scheduled to participate are recently retired Seahawk Ricardo Lockette, now-Oakland Raider Bruce Irvin, Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, rap star Snoop Dogg, Sounders soccer star and U.S. national team member Clint Dempsey, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., Seattle native and NBA veteran Jamal Crawford.
More than 20,000 fans attended Sherman’s charity softball game last year. A portion of the proceeds go to Richard Sherman's Blanket Coverage Family Foundation, plus other local charities.