On Friday, NFL running back Marshawn Lynch appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.
In a wide-ranging interview, “Beast Mode” and Maher talked about Colin Kaepernick and President Donald Trump.
Lynch said he and Kaepernick talk by text, and that he’s sad to see Kaepernick out of the league—but that he also feels bad for players who are forced out for reasons “not as serious as his.”
“You see a lot of guys that’s been in the league that don’t get to come back from some other type of situations that’s not as serious as his,” Lynch said. “Got a couple guys who got suspended for marijuana, and they don’t get the opportunity to come back.”
Maher, an outspoken stoner, asked Lynch, who infamously lit a blunt by torch at the last home game of the Oakland Raiders this season, if he’d “ever tried it.”
“Maybe once or twice,” Lynch said, slyly.
Lynch then talked about when he kneeled and drew a furious tweet from Trump, who said he should be suspended.
“That motherf*cker say a lot of sh*t,” Lynch said. “he called me unpatriotic but if you know me you know come to my neighborhood where I’m from you’ll see me take the shirt off my back and give it to someone, what would you call that?”
Watch the segment below.