Lions receiver Nate Burleson receives free DiGiorno Pizza for a year to prevent another car accident

Anwar S Richardson
Shutdown Corner

Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson will not have to worry about wrecking his car to save a pizza for at least a year.

Burleson broke his arm on Sept. 24 in a car crash after trying to save a pizza from sliding off his passenger seat. The receiver broke his arm in two places and was forced to undergo surgery.

To make sure that does not happen again, DiGiorno has given Burleson a year supply of free pizza (hat tip to Detroit News reporter Josh Katzenstein).

Here is a portion of the letter Burleson received from the company that was posted on his Instagram account:

“We hope you are feeling better after your recent car accident and are on the road to recovery! DiGiorno Pizza understands the challenges that come with carryout and delivery pizza so we're sending you a gift along with a year supply of DiGiorno Pizza so you can skip carryout.”

Burleson has embraced being the butt of jokes after his accident. Instead of shying away from jokes about the Noid or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Burleson continues to have fun with his pizza accident, even if Aaron Rodgers cannot hook him up with a State Farm insurance discount after the crash.

However, Burleson does not have to worry about carryout pizza anymore.

In fact, it’s no longer delivery for Burleson.

It’s DiGiorno.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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