So last night, the following exchange takes place in my living room:
Signif: Hey, come in here. Listen to this. What is he saying? (presses play on the DVR)
Sportscenter announcer: The NFL Network is reporting Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall slipped on a fast food bag, severing an artery, and is expected to be out for several months.
Signif: What did he slip on?
Me: I think he said “fast food bag.” Is that what you got?
Turns out Marshall’s story – that he got up to get water, slipped on a wrapper, and put his hand through the TV – is just as fabricated as it sounds. This is more like it:
According to NFL Network, Marshall’s slip and fall on a McDonald’s bag Saturday at an Orlando, Fla., resort also included a bit of wrestling with a family member.
The resulting smash of Marshall’s right forearm through an entertainment system created damage more severe than the player indicated publicly.