13 Oct 2009
For those of you who didn't see it on Sunday, Seahawks fullback Owen Schmitt smacked himself in the head three or four times with his helmet when running out onto the field.
The attached link has both video of the incident, which resulted in Schmitt's scalp getting split open, and some quotes from Schmitt regarding the incident. Our favorite is this one:
On if he thinks he’s insane, a subject that the PTI boys were debating on Monday’s show:
“Let’s be real. Everybody’s a little crazy to play that game.”
As a side note, I'll tell my story of my one run-in with Mr. Schmitt. In my old days as the Sports Editor at IGN, I attended a party before the 2008 NFL Draft that was hosted by EA, essentially as hype for one of their upcoming games. Many of the top players in that year's draft class were there and acting in a professional, dignified manner, including Matt Ryan, Darren McFadden, Jake Long, Chris Long, et al.
At one point, the president of EA Sports, Peter Moore, started introducing all the players in attendance. When he was finished, there was some hollering over by the main bar about forgetting somebody. Everyone looked over to find, yes, Mr. Owen Schmitt, with a Corona in each hand.
Long story short: He's a great man.
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