Two runaway llamas offered one-year deals with Cardinals
Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.
Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama darting through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour. Cars and golf carts stopped in their tracks because of the wayward livestock.
Their televised breakout quickly inspired a Twitter account and several hashtags including #LlamasonTheLoose, #llamadrama and #TEAMLLAMAS.
ESPN, the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos even got in on the fun.
The Broncos are pretty confident that linebacker Brandon Marshall would have no trouble with said llamas.
The Sports Digital Editor for The Denver Post gave the world of Twitter this photo of the llamas going Thelma and Louis.
The llama saga also made actor Lorenzo Lamas a trending topic. Lamas was mentioned in more than 270 tweets in an hour, according to social analytics website Topsy.
If this isn’t proof that it’s been a slow day for NFL news, we don’t know what is.
Disclaimer: No Llamas were harmed during any tweets about today’s chase.
Former NFL linebacker Adrian Robinson, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Washington Redskins, has died at the age of 25. No cause of death was given.
On Sunday, Robinson’s agency Symmetry released a statement on Facebook confirming the news of his passing:
It deeply saddens all of us to share with you that Adrian Robinson Jr. passed away last night at the age of 25. Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate. We ask that you please respect his family’s privacy during this difficult time, and especially keep his daughter Avery Marie in your prayers. Thank you for all of your support and consideration.
Undrafted in 2012 out of Temple, Robinson appeared in 12 games for the Steelers in 2012. After being traded to the Eagles for running back Felix Jones but later released, Robinson played in six games the following year with the Broncos, and two with the Chargers.
Robinson recently signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, which opens training camp later this month.
From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Robinson had 156 tackles and 22.5 sacks in 50 games for Temple. In 2009 in his sophomore season, he was honored as the Mid-American Conference defensive player of the year. He had 14 tackles for losses and 12 sacks that season.
Some of Robinson’s former teams, teammates and coaches later took to Twitter to express their condolences, and a GoFundMe page was set up for Robinson’s daughter Avery Marie.