Raiders running back Justin Fargas(notes) believes they are one and the same. Fargas was asked on KHTK in San Francisco about the pigeon, and about how some teammates and Cooper's mother believe that the pigeon was Marquis.
"It definitely is. It kind of gives you a different perspective on things. Yeah it was definitely a strange event seeing that bird flying out there. It seemed comfortable on the football field and comfortable lying down there literally on special teams. It very well could have been Marquis."
You can listen to the interview here.
What a heartwarming little thought. Teammate Cornell Green even pointed out that that was the position Marquis would have played. If that was you, Marquis, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you got to see a Raiders win.
Gracias, Sports Radio Interviews.