Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Babin to run with the bulls in Spain

By Marian Hinton

The Philadelphia Eagles‘ Pro Bowl and All-Pro defensive end Jason Babin is living the life.

He just recently returned from Cold Bay, Alaska where he spent 12 days hunting bear in the Alaskan wilderness.

Although the NFL defensive standout didn’t shoot a bear, claiming that he never saw one old enough, he survived the adventure, though things got a bit dicey when he got trapped in a snowstorm. Babin, who survived on freeze dried meals and drank water from a nearby glacier, was unable to reach anyone or to get out of Alaska, and as a result, missed the Eagles’ mini-camp.

As if that wasn’t an adventure enough, the 32-year-old now claims that he plans to run with the bulls in Spain this July considering the “rite of passage” to be a “stamp” on his “man card.”

I am sure you are wondering whether or not a professional football player should be partaking in an event where many have suffered serious injury and in some cases, even death.

But Babin is taking this quite seriously.

“Everyone thinks it’s dangerous and hazardous,” he said. “But it’s not, if done correctly and soberly. Bulls can’t turn the corner on cobblestone, so as long as you’re on the inside you’re going to be alright. I broke the tape down like game film.”

The Eagles organization has made no comment about Babin’s summer plans, but I don’t think they will be too thrilled with his deliberately putting himself in harm’s way for something other than football. Again.

But maybe they are used to it by now.

Regardless, you have to admit that Babin leads quite an adventurous life.

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