Marshawn Lynch intends to retire from football.
Doug Hendrickson, the agent for the Seattle Seahawks star running back, confirmed his client's plans to the Associated Press on Monday.
Lynch had indicated as much Sunday night by tweeting a picture with a pair of cleats hanging from a power or telephone line, along with an emoji depicting a peace sign. The Seahawks' official Twitter account later added the hashtag #ThankYouBeastMode to Lynch's original message. A Seahawks spokesman said the tweet stood as the team's comment.
Lynch won a Super Bowl with Seattle and played nine seasons in the NFL. He arrived in Seattle in 2010 and his attitude and bruising running became the foundation for two consecutive NFC championships and the franchise's first Super Bowl title.
Lynch finishes with 9,112 rushing yards and 74 touchdowns on 2,114 carries. He also caught 252 passes for 1,979 yards and nine TDs.
McCoy investigated in nightclub brawl
Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured, one with a broken nose and broken ribs and the other with a possible skull fracture.
The incident occurred early Sunday morning after an argument broke out between McCoy's party and the officers over a bottle of champagne.
After one 40-year-old officer was knocked to the ground, he was punched, kicked and stomped multiple times on his body and head, police said.
When the second officer, also 40, intervened with security guards, he also was injured, police said. All were ejected from the club.
One officer had a broken nose, broken ribs and a sprained thumb and remained hospitalized, police said, while the second received stitches and had a possible skull fracture.
• Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend said in an affidavit the Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.
Colleen Crowley's affidavit, published online, says Manziel dragged her into a car last month in Dallas after she tried to get away from him. Crowley accused Manziel of striking her in her left ear.
Crowley detailed the alleged attack as part of proceedings to obtain a protective order against Manziel, who is under criminal investigation on allegations of domestic violence.
• Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver's victory over Carolina is down from the past two years. That makes Sunday's game the third most-watched event in U.S. television history, the Nielsen company said. Last year's down-to-the-wire contest between New England and Seattle keeps the record with 114.4 million viewers.
• The Eagles released controversial receiver Riley Cooper, saving $2.9 million in salary cap space.
• The Saints released four-time All-Pro right guard Jahri Evans.