August 22, 2011
Except there wasn't really a disputed bill and Brock was never in any trouble. It was all a ruse by Seahawks coach and notorious jokester Pete Carroll.
Brock, you may recall, was arrested in June for failing to pay a $27 bar tab. He had been asked to leave the Philadelphia bar on account of an unruly lady friend who didn't like the menu.
1. I have no idea whether the other players were in on the joke. Either way, I love how somebody catcalls "Raheem!" as Brock is getting led away by the police. It's like when a kid would get called to the principal's office over the intercom and everyone in the classroom would go "ooooooh!"
2. Carroll sells this so well it amazes me he never dabbled in acting while coaching in Los Angeles. Or maybe he did. A quick IMDB search shows that the coach once appeared as an actor in a show called "Cubed."
3. It's a good thing for Carroll that Brock handled himself so well. What if he had flipped out and started screaming at the cops? Or tried to flee? This could have quickly turned into a segment of "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong."
4. I hate to think of what kind of prank Carroll would pull if a player got arrested for solicitation.
5. Brock should have known this was fake the second Carroll started reading the hotel bill. Doesn't he know the former USC coach always turns the other way when confronted with his players' finances?
Follow Yahoo! Sports on Facebook and be the first to know about the most interesting stories of the day.
Other popular Yahoo! Sports stories:
• Chinese team willing to pay NBA star just to warm up with them
• Video: Cowboys rookie scores helmet-less touchdown
• Controversial college QB Terrelle Pryor finds a home in NFL
Posted Jul 2 2012
Posted Jul 3 2012
Posted Jun 21 2012