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How 'Batman' helped Marshawn Lynch escape after Super Bowl loss

After the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, running back Marshawn Lynch left University of Phoenix Stadium in a hurry.

But where did he go? And how did he escape the chaotic scene?

According to the "60 Minutes Sports" segment that aired Tuesday night, it was California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom who helped Lynch get away.

"Put it this way. He did not wait for the team bus to leave after the game," Newsom said. "He wanted to get the heck out of there. So I watched as he ran, sprinted right out, and we grabbed him and we took off and we got him back to the hotel.

"He calls me Batman. Says, ‘Batman, we’ve got to talk about politics.’ That was his first words to me right after the Super Bowl. I was like, ‘What is he talking about? Politics?’ And then he walked away, and I got the frustration."

Lynch spoke to L. Jon Wertheim about a variety of topics, but he would not discuss the Seahawks' final offensive play of that Super Bowl.

In addition to slamming the door on speculation that he might change his mind on retirement and explaining where his financial savvy comes from, Lynch talked about where he developed his football philosophy.

He specifically told a story about his uncle, Lorenzo Lynch, who played in the NFL.

"We went to his house one time, and he told me something like this," Lynch said. "He says, 'It’s fourth-and-1, the running back’s coming through the hole, I’m gonna kiss that [expletive] in the mouth.' That’s what he told me. 'Smell his breath.' This was a young age too. I think that’s when it just clicked in my mind that if you just run through somebody's face, a lot of people ain’t gonna be able to take that."

As for his post-football life, Lynch plans to build a community center through his foundation in Oakland, California.

And according to the segment, he has turned his Beast Mode apparel line into a seven-figure business.