It’s a well known fact that locker room pranks have a way of building camaraderie, bringing teammates closer together, and just loosening some of the tension associated with the trials and tribulations of your average sports season. Some pranks, however, are a bit more “intense” than others. Say, sticking a dead animal in your teammate’s locker.
(Favre tries to keep himself from laughing)
The NEW YORK TIMES is reporting that newly-minted Jet Brett Favre made a special delivery inside of linebacker Eric Barton’s locker a few weeks ago. The item: An unknown dead animal that was encased in a bag “full of blood and guts”. Oh, Brett Favre. You’re incorrigible!
More from the NY TIMES:
Barton could not remember whether it happened last week or the week before. Nor did he know exactly what kind of dead animal Favre shot (presumably), bagged and dumped inside Barton’s locker.
Some teammates believe it was a wild turkey, but regardless, they all gathered around Barton’s locker and engaged in fits of laughter. The dead animal was inside a bag that was filled with blood and guts.
“It definitely had the wow factor,” said left guard Alan Faneca, whose locker is next to Barton’s. “I’ve never had a dead animal brought into the locker room, so yeah, it’s up there.”
Faneca presumably said this through gritted teeth, his eyes pleading with reporters to get him out of this madhouse, where grown men think it’s perfectly normal to hide dead animals inside others’ lockers, a place where madness reigns and no one is safe.
In any case, move over Ashton! There’s a new King of the Prank! And he’s clearly insane!