Marshawn Lynch just wasn't in the mood to meet the president.
Delisa Lynch told The Seattle Times that, while her son was in mourning over the recent death of a family member, she was under the impression that he still planned to fly to Washington.
"No particular reason was given to me," she said after learning that he skipped out.
Delisa watched the ceremony from work, just in time to see President Barack Obama praise her son.
"I am sorry that Marshawn's not here because I just want to say how much I admire his approach to the press," Obama joked. "I wanted to get some tips from him. It's about the action."
After that drew belly laughs from the room, Delisa texted her son to tell him that Obama "gave him some mad props."
"LOL," typed an unswayed Lynch, from a distant couch. We love this guy.