Nate Burleson So Loved the Pizza, That He Gave His One and Only Left Arm

By Ryan Heckman
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Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson will likely never live this one down. Burleson is one of the good guys in the NFL, a true sport and humble professional, but this is one story for the books.

Burleson loves his pizza; a little too much.

Tuesday morning, Burleson was heading westbound on Interstate 696 near Drake Road in Farmington Hills, Michigan, around 2:25 a.m. when he noticed one of his pizza boxes was falling off of the seat. In a desperation move — which we all know, all too well — Burleson leaned over to try and adjust the box so that he could save his cheesy, beloved meal.

As he did this, his 2009 GMC Yukon hit the median and crashed, resulting in Burleson enduring significant pain to his left arm. According to Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw, Burleson was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“It was actually a whole pizza,” Shaw said. “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.”

Burleson will likely be out for a while, and this injury comes at a poor time for the Lions who take on the division-leading and undefeated Chicago Bears next Sunday. Burleson is leading the team with 19 receptions at the moment and joins Reggie Bush on the injury report — two very important pieces to the offense.

The Lions will look at Ryan Broyles to fill in for Burleson, therefore any fantasy impact had on your particular roster could warrant adding Broyles to your squad.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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