It’s not about the game, says Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.
“It’s about the body.”
And he’s not just talking about the “skin on my body.”
It’s an issue that’s been well documented, and a hot topic for discussion.
Last season, the NFL banned the practice after several players complained about nipple piercing.
In a recent interview with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Lynch said that he didn’t wear piercigs at the Super Bowl, but he doesn’t think the NFL has done enough to stop the practice.
Lynch, a second-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, said the practice is “the most degrading of all things” and he’s never used the word “penis.”
“I’ve never used it as a word, but I just don’t think it’s the best word to use,” he said.
“I don’t want to use it in a negative way, because I don´t feel that way about it.
And that’s what I’m trying to do.”
The NFLPA issued a statement Monday saying that it was “concerned by reports that a number of players in the league have been asked to remove their nips.
It is our understanding that none of these requests were specifically directed toward the players’ female counterparts.
The NFLPA is aware of no reports of any player in the NFL removing their nipple piercing, and is working with the players on this matter.”
Lynch also said that if he had to, he wouldn’t wear his nips for the Superbowl, either.
“No, because there’s nothing worse for the body than having a bad nipple piercing,” he added.