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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.

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39 Responses to “Larry Izzo once gave “going for two” new meaning on the Patriots sideline”
  1. medtxpack says: May 4, 2012 11:15 AM

    this is a refreshing story…..ha

  2. rexismybff says: May 4, 2012 11:15 AM

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


    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?!?!!”

  3. derfshambeaux says: May 4, 2012 11:22 AM

    Well clearly it’s Friday.

  4. CKL says: May 4, 2012 11:27 AM

    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.

  5. paleandpasty says: May 4, 2012 11:30 AM

    It would be great if they were playing the Browns that day.

  6. skolvikesskol says: May 4, 2012 11:30 AM

    I did not want to know this.

  7. pooflingingmonkey says: May 4, 2012 11:31 AM

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

  8. pftfollower says: May 4, 2012 11:33 AM

    Big Deal

    Jim Schwartz pulled that off this year in the middle of the field after a game!

  9. nineroutsider says: May 4, 2012 11:39 AM

    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.

  10. trollhammer20 says: May 4, 2012 11:41 AM

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

  11. dsimp724 says: May 4, 2012 11:41 AM

    Somewhere john madden is saying now thats a football player, get the telestrater let me circle that!

  12. shaunypoo says: May 4, 2012 11:56 AM

    Was that in the playbook?

  13. bearsrulepackdrool says: May 4, 2012 11:58 AM

    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?

  14. whiteshoesjohnson says: May 4, 2012 11:58 AM

    …And it is still a crying shame Ray Guy is not in the Hall Of Fame

  15. savocabol1 says: May 4, 2012 12:01 PM

    Job well done!

  16. chocopoppy says: May 4, 2012 12:02 PM

    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”.

  17. mullman7675 says: May 4, 2012 12:04 PM

    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.

  18. glassonion says: May 4, 2012 12:12 PM

    Looks like Izzo successfully “took the Browns to the Super Bowl”.

  19. 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.

  20. offkiltereagle says: May 4, 2012 12:38 PM

    Now no one can say that Izzo didn’t give a $hit

  21. m2karateman says: May 4, 2012 12:41 PM

    Did he wipe his ass with the playbook?

  22. Grulks says: May 4, 2012 12:44 PM

    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”

  23. kerc1986 says: May 4, 2012 12:52 PM

    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

  24. adamc0nley says: May 4, 2012 12:52 PM


  25. renaissanceman87 says: May 4, 2012 12:53 PM

    Really? These are grown men?

  26. n0hopeleft says: May 4, 2012 1:04 PM

    Romo did a #1 a few years ago at Giants Stadium on the sideline.

    Then he got #2’d on by the Giants defense.

  27. daysend564 says: May 4, 2012 1:09 PM

    If it was an opponents sideline, the Patriots would have noticed it on their video.

  28. mdd913 says: May 4, 2012 1:12 PM

    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.

  29. bozosforall says: May 4, 2012 1:12 PM

    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?

  30. nfl1818 says: May 4, 2012 1:13 PM

    he left it all on the field as they say

  31. luke8512 says: May 4, 2012 1:48 PM

    Is that a picture of Micheal Bolten after he hit rock bottom?

  32. joewilliesshnoz says: May 4, 2012 1:53 PM

    Wonder if he used the challenge flag to wipe ?

  33. shaunypoo says: May 4, 2012 2:49 PM

    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.

  34. itooamamerica says: May 4, 2012 2:56 PM

    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…

  35. donphin99 says: May 4, 2012 4:19 PM

    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?

  36. rdav29 says: May 4, 2012 5:56 PM

    now that’s unsportsmanlike conduct

  37. thacloser86 says: May 4, 2012 6:32 PM

    That’s jus NASTY as HELL

  38. xli2006 says: May 4, 2012 7:19 PM

    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.

  39. patsfiend says: May 5, 2012 1:34 PM

    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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