For some reason, media outlets are still running with the story that Herschel Walker wants to return to play for the NFL, based on an off-hand comment he made to a reporter while conducting PR for his upcoming Strikeforce fight. He’s already clarified that the remark was just a joke in response to a reporter’s question. How long are we going to keep re-posting this story like it’s news?
Say it with me, bros: Herschel Walker is not attempting a pro football comeback. He’s said he’s focused on MMA and hasn’t given any serious thought to returning to the NFL.
It’s rare to see an athlete with enough of a sense of humor and self-awareness to call himself the “George Foreman of football.” It’s kind of like the Caroline Wozniacki thing, I guess, where a bunch of media people thought the tennis star had committed a horrifying blunder when she’d actually just made a joke.