The new NFL season is still a few months away, but that doesn't mean there is nothing happening in the league.
Our latest headline from the National Football League comes by way of the Arizona Cardinals, who it was revealed cut Lawrence Okoye because of where he left his vehicle in the car park.
That revelation came from All or Nothing, which is the new documentary series that followed the Cardinals around during the 2015 season.
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Okoye was signed by the Cardinals to their practice squad in September, but he was released after just over a month. Nothing shocking there, players are cut and signed to practice squads all the time.
They're not normally cut because of car parking, however.
“Parked in the wrong spot,” Arians told general manager Steve Keim and team president Michael Bidwill in episode three of the series on Amazon.
“There weren’t any parking places so he just parked and came running in. Tough (expletive), bro.”
Okoye was a former Olympian and Arians apparently said that he should “probably ought to go to Oxford,” as he is a talented and intelligent young man. Okoye actually holds an outstanding offer from Oxford University law school, which he previously said he would take up after his sporting career.
Season Ticket Spot
But it doesn't matter how smart you are, if you park in a parking spot reserved for a season ticket holder, you are out of here.
“If you ain’t got no spot to park in, just park in that next parking lot,” fellow defensive lineman Ed Stinson told Okoye's replacement, noting the lot to a park right next to the facility.
“If it says ‘handicapped’ or if it says ‘season ticket holder,’ the guy that you replaced, he parked there,” Arians added. “We ain’t got many rules.”
Cutting a player because he parked in the wrong spot is a brutal move, something that would never happen to one of Okoye's former teammates like Carson Palmer or Tyrann Mathieu.
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