Football seems to be the one thing Detroit has going for it these days, but even that may be in jeopardy after the Lions’ Nate Burleson was injured in a car wreck.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the veteran wide receiver crashed his 2009 GMC Yukon SUV into a center median at 2:25 am while distracted by a box of pizza falling off his front seat. Instead of letting the pizza fall to the floor, he tried to catch it and lost control of his SUV resulting in a broken arm. Someone really needs to tell Burleson about the five-second rule.
Burleson’s absence from the team is going to be felt as he is currently leading the team in receptions. Though if he can’t even catch a falling pizza, one has to wonder how much longer he’d be able to keep that streak up.
Fortunately, he’s scheduled to undergo surgery this morning and may be back on the field as early as Thanksgiving. Lions’ coach Jim Schwartz stated that Burleson’s spirits were low after speaking with him on Tuesday, which is totally understandable. A ruined pizza is one sad sight.
Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said there was no indication that Burleson was intoxicated so no sobriety test was performed. I repeat, a professional football player involved in an auto-related accident was not drunk, high or doing anything else illegal. For that fact alone, Burleson deserves a freakin’ pizza party.