Nate Burleson from the Detroit Lions, broke his arm in a one-car accident last month. He blamed it on a carryout pizza that slid onto the floor of his car. To a lot of people, it sounded like another far-fetched excuse from an athlete.
However just because a story is bizarre doesn’t mean it’s not true. Police did confirm that after watching Monday Night Football in Week 3, the Detroit Lions wide receiver was driving home sober with two pizzas that he had picked up from a local restaurant. When one slipped, Burleson reached over to grab it and, according to Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw, “overcorrected and hit the median wall.”
Burleson broke his arm in the accident and is rehabbing in hopes of returning to the field very soon. He received a new gift from the frozen pizza makers at DiGiorno so now he won’t have to worry about any pizza-related setbacks.
The company sent Burleson a personal pizza cutter and a year’s supply worth of its frozen pizzas, ensuring that the only danger he’ll face is burning the roof of his mouth by recklessly eating a hot pizza! He took an Instagram of his gift and thanked the company for their generosity. Awwww...how nice!