Some people think preseason football is boring. But sickening?
We now bring you the story of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Matt Scott, who helped make Thursday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs quite the lively affair when most fans vacate these preseason contests and you could play a lively and safe game of ultimate frisbee in the lower bowl of the stadium.
Scott hit Connor Vernon for a touchdown pass, but that was the afterthought. Moments after the previous play had ended, Scott tossed his cookies. Talk about leaving it all on the field ...
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Then Scott puked again. Or, as they say on the competitive-eating circuit, he experienced a "reversal of fortune."
I would throw up twice and throw a touchdown too if I was behind Jason Campbell on a depth chart.— Michael Tanier (@MikeTanier) August 8, 2014
Actually, Scott is in a roster battle right now with fifth-rounder A.J. McCarron for the third spot, assuming Campbell — who struggled horribly in the game — keeps his backup gig to Andy Dalton. Scott was the statistical star of the game, completing 7-of-11 passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns, rushing six times for 68 yards and completing a two-point conversion on a pass, too.
But the puking apparently is nothing new to Scott, who had a history of it (and of concussions, sadly) in college at Arizona. We certainly hope they're not connected and that his chronic up-chuckery can cease, for his sake, of course.
Weird as it might sound, it does kind of make him legit.
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