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Former Super Bowl Winning Seahawk Marshawn Lynch Becomes Minority Owner Of The NHL's Seattle Kraken

Nearly three years after officially saying farewell to the NFL, Marshawn Lynch has found his way back to the city he once called home while on the field. CNBC reports that the former Seattle Seahawks star is now a minority investor in the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, which is reportedly valued at $875 million. In addition, Lynch is joined by rapper and Seattle native Macklemore. “This is something I never would have imagined,” Lynch said in a press release. “I always dreamed of playing on a professional team but owning one is something special. As I look back on some of my accomplishments — I retired before I was 30 and now being an owner of a professional club at the age of 35 – I’m gonna continue to count my blessings.” Further details of the announcement weren’t released, but it’s said that “minority equity stake deals similar to this are generally for 1% of a team or less.”

Apr 19, 2022

Marshawn Lynch Wants To Put Cellphones In The Hands Of The Homeless

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch’s cellular company Beast Mobile is partnering with Fam1st Family Foundation for a pilot project that will provide the homeless in Oakland, Ca. and Seattle with smartphones. The Phones for the Homeless initiative is working to provide 3,000 free smartphones with three months of service to the homeless. The Beast Mobile app is loaded on to the smartphones and allows users to earn credits by engaging in surveys, watching videos and playing games. Beast Mobile, a no-contract mobile service on Sprint’s network, lets its customers save money on their plans by watching personalized offers, discounts and ads through the Beast Mobile app. “The future of mobile phones is free,” said Lynch’s business partner and founder of FreeMo Leigh Hunt. FreeMo is an advertising platform that gives users credits toward their data plans when they interact with ads on their smartphones. FreeMo’s technology has been incorporated into Beast Mobile. “It’s really about...

Oct 17, 2018