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As you may have heard, as (hilariously) documented this morning by our Drew Magary, Cowboys’ running back Tashard Choice is catching an onslaught of, uh, guff today, for asking Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick for his autograph after the team’s loss to Philly on Sunday night.
It may not have been such a big deal--in fact, it almost surely wouldn’t have--had Choice not approached Vick well in view of NBC’s intrigued cameras.
The story is that Choice asked for the autograph for his 3-year-old nephew, and after spending much of the morning defending his actions, Choice apologized to fans for the much-ballyhooed exchange. Per Choice’s Twitter account, @tchoice23:
“If its anybody that cares about winning and the d cowboys its me. I apologize to the people it was just an innocent jesture [sic] for my nephew.”
Choice isn’t the only NFL player to use Twitter to weigh in on the publicity his autograph-seeking has received since Sunday evening. Cincinnati Bengals’ receiver Chad Ochocinco defended Choice this morning, writing, “They making a big deal about another player asking for Vick autograph, I want his autograph and the skills he has to shh and a jersey”.
Ochocinco then added:
“Matter of fact I'd steal Vick uniform and have that shh in my basement on a mannequin screaming throw me the ball , like a wax figure, lmao”
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