Here’s an odd one.
Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson’s GMC truck burst into flames Tuesday morning while parked at the team’s NovaCare Complex. Thankfully, no one was inside the truck or close enough to get injured. (Which means writers will now feel safer to use the accident as a potential metaphor for the Eagles defense this season.)
Security guards put the fire out and the fire department arrived shortly after, with the vehicle already “ashen and crisp” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Patterson was inside working out, and came out to survey the wreckage.
An overheating car battery was likely the cause of the explosion. So, um, everyone spend a few extra minutes today to check your car battery.