Marshawn Lynch fulfilled the dreams of many young football players at his former high school after giving them the chance to play with a professional athlete.
Lynch suited up in full pads and joined Oakland Tech’s team practice on Wednesday (Oct. 25). The 31-year-old was seen running over and being tackled by teens, which, according to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), is a violation of state rules and raises serious safety concerns.
“Only 9th through 12th-grade students may practice with or compete on a high school team,” officials told TMZ Sports.
“[Marshawn’s] participation in the practice did not comply with Oakland Athletic League’s rules and regulations. Site administration did not receive prior notice that Lynch would be attending an after-school practice.”
The League’s Commissioner Alphonso Powell added, “We take these rules very seriously as the safety and well-being of our student-athletes is our foremost concern.”
The school could face punishment for the incident, but no discipline has been handed out so far.