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Marshawn Lynch couldn’t talk to reporters because he had to give his 'ding-ding sauce' for a random drug test

Marshawn Lynch is the best.

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Marshawn Lynch doesn’t love speaking to the media. That’s a well-known fact. But he at least had a good reason to dodge reporters after the Raiders’ 24-17 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Lynch had to cut things short with the media to handle a notice for a random drug test in his locker.

His wording makes perfect sense, actually. When Lynch got fined repeatedly for grabbing his crotch in touchdown celebrations, he referred to it at his “ding-ding.” So “ding-ding sauce” is a logical extension of that.

Lynch is coming off of his best game since he came out of retirement before the 2017 season. He had his first 100-plus yard game since he returned, with 101 and a touchdown. He added 20 receiving yards in Oakland’s 24-17 win. So reporters probably had plenty of things they wanted to ask him.

But when a man’s got to go, he’s got to go.

"It's either this, or that, and I cant afford that. I apologize,” Lynch said via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.

The man who gave us the catchphrase “I’m just here so I won’t get fined” probably wasn’t all that sorry to duck out on postgame interviews. But still, when the NFL needs a sample of Marshawn’s ding-ding sauce, the media is just going to have to understand.

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