Marshawn Lynch May Have Violated A Few Rules In This Week’s High School Visit

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It looks like Marshawn Lynch may be in trouble again.

The Oakland Raiders running back paid a visit to his old high school on Wednesday to practice with the students. He posted a video of the drills to his Instagram.

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Everyone seemed to be having a blast with Beast Mode … except for the state of California. According to state law, an adult (especially a pro athlete) cannot practice hitting with high school students. Apparently it’s dangerous or something.

The California Interscholastic Federation was first to flag the practice.

TMZ obtained the CIF official statement on Marshawn’s guest appearance:

“Only 9th through 12th grade students may practice with or compete on a high school team.”

The Oakland Unified School District reiterated, “[Marshawn’s] participation in the practice did not comply with Oakland Athletic League’s rules and regulations. Site administration did not receive prior notice that Lynch would be attending an after school practice.”

What a bunch of nerds. I mean, really. Here I was thinking it was pretty cool of Marshawn to use some of his suspension to spend some quality time with the fine students of Oakland Tech — his old stomping grounds. He could be riding the BART chanting F*** the Chiefs or getting into some other mischief, but he’s not. He’s right there, down on the ground with the kids.

And yeah, perhaps that whole stiff-arming that one kid didn’t look great, but that’s how they did it back in the day. Have you ever seen Peyton Manning teach kids about football? It’s not always pretty, but that’s how they get better.