We love pizza as much as the next person, but we had no idea it could be so hazardous to your health!!
Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in two different places late last night in a one car accident near Farmington Hills, Michigan when he drove into the center divider on Interstate 696!
But when police got to the scene, they said that crash had nothing to do with alcohol. It was actually caused by pizza!!
Nate was driving by himself at about 2:25 a.m. Tuesday morning when a box of pizza began sliding off the passenger seat. The footballer became distracted by the falling pie, and the rest is history!
"It was actually a whole pizza. He had purchased two whole pizzas, and one was sitting on top of the other one, and I guess when he was driving one of them was slipping off, and he was reaching over to push it back onto the seat and overcorrected and hit the median wall."
Wow! That must have been some pretty good pizza!!
At least we hope so, because now he's going to have surgery on his arm to repair it!
While the injury appears to be season-ending, head coach Jim Schwartz is not closing the door on him making a return to the field later this year!
In the meantime, we hope this serves as a cautionary tale for younger players out there! If you're driving alone on the highway and one of your pizzas starts falling off the seat, just let it go!!
[Image via Rick Osentoski/AP Images.]
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