Marshawn Lynch is one of a kind.
The former Raiders running back was in Las Vegas back in November 2018 and agreed to a two-minute interview with the AAF at the Luxor casino in exchange for $5,000.
“When a check was presented to Lynch, he asked that his money be delivered instead in quarters—which AAF co-founder Charlie Ebersol took seriously,” wrote Conor Orr of Sports Illustrated. “In the end, 20,000 quarters were delivered to Lynch’s room and the interview apparently took place… but no one ever saw it. It didn’t air.”
The interview took place and was recorded, but it never aired. The AAF filed for bankruptcy on April 17 and discontinued operations shortly before that.
Lynch spent most of the 2018 NFL season on the injured reserve with his hometown Oakland Raiders. He is known to be reluctant to give interviews and when he does speak to reporters the exchanges are often offbeat and strange.
There’s no word yet what Lynch did with 20,000 quarters in Las Vegas.