December 03, 2006

Trouble Off the Field, Philadelphia Edition

Eagles defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley, who despite being the team's first-round draft pick in last April's draft has barely gotten on the field this year, got in some hot water last week after he missed the team's flight to Indianapolis for last Sunday's game. Bunkley caught a later flight, but was declared inactive for the game, in which the Eagles' run defense was so porous that the unheralded Joseph Addai scored four touchdowns.

Even better is Bunkley's explanation: he was late for the flight because, in accordance with team rookie-hazing custom, he was responsible for picking up lunch (chicken) for the entire team that day. It took too long, he got caught in traffic, and missed the team plane. My favorite part (from the Philadelphia Daily News):

Asked what he did with the chicken, Bunkley said, "It's still in my refrigerator. I had some yesterday.''

Hmmm. Given that the chicken was cooked Saturday, he might want to rethink that. Especially if the chicken spent the weekend in his car, at the airport.

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 3, 2006 02:13 AM
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