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Lynch announced his retirement during Super Bowl 50, tweeting an image of his cleats hung upon a telephone wire.
The famously media averse star held a press conference in his inimitable style where he was asked about his decision to return and provided the impetus behind his second NFL stint.
“When I found out they was leaving,” Lynch said via Albert Breer of The MMQB, referring to the Raiders’ relocation bid to Las Vegas being approved in March.
“A lot of Oakland kids won’t have the opportunity to see their idols play football anymore,” Lynch added.
The five-time Pro Bowler appears to be ecstatic about the prospect of playing for his hometown Raiders, after being traded from the Seattle Seahawks in April.
“I got the whole town riding with me. That’s good shit you just said, but it ain’t about that,” Lynch said.
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