Buffalo Bills’ receiver David Nelson caught some flack in the media following Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys, a result of his second quarter touchdown celebration.
After the score, which brought the Bills to within 14 of the Cowboys at 21-7, Nelson jogged over to his girlfriend Kelsi Reich--a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader who happened to be on the Buffalo sideline--handed her the ball, and hugged her. Unsurprisingly, since the celebration brought as much publicity to the Cowboys cheerleaders as it did to the Bills or Nelson, Jerry Jones had no problem with the romantic gesture.
“I thought it was a neat as a pin,” Jones said today on 105.3 The Fan, via ESPN Dallas. “Frankly, our cheerleaders get the recognition that they get. I know it was a surprise to her, but I sure enjoyed looking at the highlights on ESPN and coverage like that to focus on that part of it. There’s a lot about sports. A little romance thrown in from time to time is another big plus.”
Nelson had said before the game that he planned on doing something of this nature if he scored, but stipulated that he didn’t want to get his lady-mate into any trouble. In response to the idea that Reich would be in trouble, Jones the romantic laughed.
“I haven’t talked to her about it, but the last thing that occurred to me was to be upset about anything,” Jones said, adding, “Men, that’s nature.”
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