In partnership with the NFL in the UK

NFL

NFL draft quarterback desperate to buy pokemon on Twitter

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

With the NFL draft still a couple of weeks away, prospects are in a strange limbo having left behind the confines of college football in pursuit of the pro leagues.

So with a lot of spare time and no NFL workout schedules to fulfil just yet, how exactly do they pass the days?

Well for former Clemson quarterback, Tajh Boyd it looks like he likes to indulge in his geek side - with Pokemon clearly his achilles heel. 

The draft prospect today took to Twitter in search of the classic game for his gameboy color and seemed pretty desperate to get his hands on a copy.

In a series of messages of the social media site Boyd had conversations with a number of prospective sellers - and he is pretty particular about what he wants in return for his money too:

"Anybody have Pokemon for Gameboy color that they're tryna sell?" the young signal-caller wrote.

He then went on to reveal that it was the "yellow" version of the game he had his heart set on, before rejecting a suggestion that he should simply play it on his phone in fear of poor battery life.

Boyd is, at the time of writing, busy in negotiations with one seller with the college star offering to "meet at tigermart at 6" so desperate is he to go in search of Pikachu and co.

With Pokemon-gate continuing to develop at pace you will have to head on over to the player's official Twitter account to keep abreast of the latest news.

But we really hope Boyd's obsession with the Nintendo series carries on into his NFL career - just think of the options at the line of scrimmage...

"Charizard! Charizard!"

"Jigglypuff! Jigglypuff!"

Peyton Manning's "Omaha" eat your heart out.

Boyd has most recently been linked to end up with the St. Louis Rams as a third round pick in this May's draft.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
NFL
NFL Draft

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again