Why Marshawn Lynch kept chicken wings in his sock

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Beasting is hungry work. It turns out Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been hiding more than just log-sized calves in his tube socks. As the Internetdiscoveredthisweek, he also uses them for food storage in a pinch. Maxim was on the scene at the free youth football clinic in Oakland where Lynch stashed a handful of hot wings into his hosiery last Saturday. It was the ninth year Lynch has hosted a charity camp for kids in his hometown; this year's full-day event drew more than 800 participants.

We took this photo. After camp, we asked him about the sock.

"My auntie fried up some chicken and I had my hands full, and I don't have no pockets on my shorts, so I just had to use what I had," he explained.

Makes sense. That's a Nintendo-print motif on the socks, by the way. Of course.

And just so we're all clear:

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Photos by Jeff Bercovici