While he hasn’t tried professional soccer or riding a bull, Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey found a unique sporting event to try during the lockout.
Shockey put together a team to compete in the Drambuie Pursuit race through the Scottish Highlands, according to Kelley Carter of ESPN.com. His group finished fourth out of ten during a 100 mile race that combines white-water rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing and dune-buggy racing.
The new Panthers player showed some impressive managerial skills overseas. He sat out the mountain climbing because he says he doesn’t have health insurance. (Smart.) He also picked three distance runners from Texas to join him on the team. (Smarter.)
As part of the event, Shockey donated $10,000 to the Heath Evans Foundation. Shockey planned to explore his heritage in Ireland for a while once he was done with the race.
He can probably stay past June third if he wants.