Retired NFL Player Marshawn Lynch is building a school in Haiti (With His Own Money)!

Newly retired and former Seattle Seahawks’ running back, Marshawn Lynch, shocked the world when he decided to hang up his cleats and retire after only nine years in the NFL. He made an estimated $50.1 million during the nine seasons he played for the NFL and managed to save every dollar. Lynch has reportedly been living solely off of his endorsements deals with Nike, Pepsi, Skittles, Progressive, and Activision and additional business ventures. Since his retirement, however, he’s remained busy while away from the NFL. Rather than playing golf, sleeping in all day, or simply blowing his money on a luxurious lifestyle post NFL; the ex pro baller and former Lions player Stephen Tulloch and the Seahawks’ Cliff Avril are in Haiti building a school with the Cliff Avril Foundation. They have also set up a mobile medical clinic and a youth football camp… All while wearing Jordan sneakers! Who knew that “Beast Mode” would choose to do missionary work in his spare time and with his own money? Marshawn Lynch is a modern day superhero and more men should seek to follow in his footsteps. He was able to make his money and leave on his own terms without conforming to the typical afterlife of an ex-pro baller. His sincere gesture is what Haiti needs right now—but most importantly, this is what young men in America needs: an idol in all aspects of life.

Marshawn Lynch building a school wearing Jordans.

 

Stephanie Ruth

Stephanie Ruth is a recent graduate from Georgia State University. She is the founder of Clôsette, Inc. "a consignment based charity foundation" that is focused on uplifting Haiti. She is also the owner of Pendants By Stephanie Ruth specializing in personalized jewelry.