There's a certain amount of decorum that comes with being a member of the media or an athlete when it comes to requesting autographs. If you're in the former group, you don't do it at all (someone learned that the hard way with Tim Tebow). If you're in the latter, you do it discreetly. Unless you're Tashard Choice.
The Dallas Cowboys running back approached Michael Vick after Sunday night's game, holding his glove and a pen and asked Vick to give him his John Hancock.
Since he decided to do this as the national television broadcast was wrapping up, the cameras caught it, and plenty of people offered their opinion on why the hell he was doing it. We can discuss, but first, the video:
Within minutes, there was a rumor floating on Twitter that Tashard is involved with a charity called "Helping Hands" where he auctions off autographed gloves. However, a Google search of that returned no results, and neither did Choice's website. (Although he did appear on CSI: Miami recently!)
Fortunately, he was kind enough to tweet an answer as to what he was doing.
Listen y'all I know vick. That glove was for my nephew who is 3. Not for meThat was actually the first thing that ran through my mind after the awkwardness passed, but still, the point remains that Choice is better off, if he knows Vick, figuring out a way to meet up with the quarterback a little more discreetly and get the sig. After all, Vick's been in Dallas for a few days, and the two teams do play again in a few short weeks.
In the end, it's not a big deal, but you can bet he gets ragged for it.
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