Darnell Dockett wants to bring his pet tiger to training camp
Darnell Dockett has a new pet tiger. He also offered $30,000 for a new pet monkey but the monkey's current owner wasn't interested. We can't make this stuff up.
The tiger's name? Little Buddy, of course. And Dockett would like to bring Little Buddy to the Cardinals training camp to meet the players and fans. (Because, really, that would be a fantastic idea.)
“I’m trying to bring him to training camp,” Dockett told Fox Sports 910 (via PFT). “I don’t know if they’ll let me, but we’re going to see.”
The tiger currently weighs 60 pounds but Dockett describes him as “very chill, very playful.” How long Little Buddy maintains that sunny disposition is solely up to Little Buddy. (Apparently, Tigers can get up to 500 pounds.)
Dockett also revealed that he made an offer on a $30,000 monkey but the monkey's current owner wasn't interested.
“I didn’t buy the pet monkey,” Dockett said. “The dude would not sell it. I offered him a price that the only other person who would offer him that much is probably Michael Jackson, rest in peace, but he wouldn’t even entertain my offer when it came to the monkey.”
In related news: We have no idea why athletes go broke. It's certainly not because they waste money on things like, say, $30,000 monkeys.
Dockett also weighed in on
"I don't care who wants to race a cheetah. There's no human on this earth that can run faster than a cheetah," said Dockett, who currently owns a Tiger that, when fully grown, will be able to reach speeds of 35 mph. (Usain Bolt, by comparison, maxed out at 27 mph. We're guessing Dockett is a tad slower than that.)
Here's to hoping Dockett wears this when kickin' it with Little Buddy.
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