Larry Izzo once gave “going for two” new meaning on the Patriots sideline

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We’ve heard stories about NFL players going to the bathroom on the sidelines before.

It was just last year that Chargers kicker Nick Novak was spied urinating on the sideline during a loss to the Broncos. There have been other instances of players watering the grass, but things have apparently gone much further than that.

During an interview with Dan LeBatard of ESPN, via Larry Brown Sports, Wes Welker spilled the beans on a story about former Pats linebacker Larry Izzo. LeBatard, likely inspired by Welker’s inspired work in commercials for Depends, asked the receiver if it was true that Izzo had once defecated while on the sideline during a game. LeBatard originally heard the story from Zach Thomas and Welker confirmed it was true. What’s more, Bill Belichick gave Izzo a game ball for pulling it off.

“This is 100% true,” Welker said. “And Larry would be so mad at me if I said that this did not happen, because he takes ultimate pride in this whole deal. Of all the special teams tackles and Pro Bowls he’s made, I guarantee you that game ball is probably a more prized item for him than his Super Bowl rings.”

There were some details left out of Welker’s retelling of Izzo’s feat. We don’t know about how it was cleaned up, disposed of or other things that are probably best left shrouded in secrecy.

Izzo is now an assistant special teams coach with the Giants. No word on if he’s now handing out game balls based on the same criteria.

39 responses to “Larry Izzo once gave “going for two” new meaning on the Patriots sideline

  1. “Wes Welker spilled the beans on a story about former Pats linebacker Larry Izzo”

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    Welker appeared to have the beans in both hands, but managed to spill them anyway.

    He then screamed, “WHY does this keep happening to ME?!?!!”

  2. The best part is BB giving him a game ball for this.
    Now I have another immortal Izzo memory to go with his INT in the ez in the last game against the Bills in 03 to preserve the mirror image score of 31-0 from the Lawyer Milloy game in week 1.

  3. Izzo is now working on a new book: 1,001 Ways To Defecate in Public Without Anyone Noticing.

  4. Perhaps porta potties on the sideline are in order; why should these guys have to relieve themselves like animals on the sidelines in front of thousands in the stands and millions on the tube (not that any of us noticed this)?

    It’s funny, but I don’t get why they have to do this.

  5. Only four comments in (that I can see, anyway, I know it takes a while for them to update)….and no Naje Davenport reference?

  6. Wow. Why is you don’t hear about players who are actually playing the game having to go to the bathroom on the sideline? All these special teams players getting pub for finding creative ways to deficate. How about you find creative ways to be a starter or part of the other 22 on the field?

  7. Gross. And a game ball? Why can’t these players and Belicheck have a little decorum instead of standing around like Beavis & Butthead giggling like 14 year olds. “Huh huh, look it’s POOP! huh huh huh huh”.

  8. I really hate the patriots, but props to bill for giving izzo a game ball. Gotta give credit where credit is due. I surprised “stage fright”‘didn’t enter the equation.

  9. He just looks like someone that even if he could have made it to the locker room he’d rather just do it on the sideline because he thought it was funny.

  10. A man walks into a psychiatrist office, wearing nothing but shorts made of saran wrap. the psychiatrist says “Well, I can clearly see you’re nutz”

  11. Imagined if somebody would have pick up that helmet without checking and put them in their head after he did number 2 that would have been an even better story lol

  12. You think this is bad, go find the story about Matt Hasselbeck having to take a snap from Robbie Tobeck after Tobeck had a case of the squirts on-field.

  13. So, did BB give the entire team a game ball for doing #2 in the last two Super Bowls that they were in?

    Better yet, did he film Izzo from the sidelines while he was doing it?

  14. andyreidisarrogantandfat says:
    May 4, 2012 12:33 PM
    He just looks like someone that even if he could have made it to the locker room he’d rather just do it on the sideline because he thought it was funny.

    I think he looks like my accountant.

  15. It is like Fahrenheit 451… Look, he is actually using his brain and not just staring at the TV parlor, smashing windows! We must delete the comment before others realize…

  16. I imagine it wouldn’t be too hard in sub-zero weather game when they have those huge capes on. For all we know, they all might be drouping trou while under those things…. What else are they doing?

  17. Ohhh so that explains why the Pats sideline smells like festering feces left to rot… for a second I thought it was that ragged sweatshirt Bill B wears from the new NFL Hand Me Down Collection.

  18. They gave him a game ball. Awesome. I’d like to see that locker room video.

    Belichick, secretly dry and funny as hell.

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