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Babin won’t run with the bulls, if his boss tells him not to

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Eagles defensive end Jason Babin plans to take his crouching “wide nine” stance to the narrow cobblestone streets of Pamplona, where the ultimate goal is to keep getting his own blood all over the customary white shirt and white pants worn by those who run with the bulls.

Quarterback Mike Vick doesn’t want Babin to do it.  It’s unclear whether Babin will listen to Vick.  But Babin told Mike Gill and Todd Ranck of 97.3 FM in Atlantic City that, if one of his bosses tell Babin not to do it, he won’t.

“Obviously, they’re my boss,” Babin said.  “If they said to me, ‘Jason, don’t do it,’ I’m the kind of person that’s gonna listen to my boss.”

It’s a smart approach.  The standard player contract states that “Player will not play football or engage in activities related to football otherwise than for Club or engage in any activity other than football which may involve a significant risk of personal injury.” The contract also allows the team to go to court to prevent the player from engaging in such activities, like the Titans did five years ago when Pacman Jones wanted to dabble in pro wrestling during his one-year suspension.

If fake wrestling crosses the line, running along streets filled with a lot of other people and also a bunch of large bovine creatures with sharp horns probably falls under that category, too.

Of course, there’s no evidence that the Eagles have told him not to run with the bulls.  Maybe they want to see if he’s smart enough to figure it out without them having to.

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15 Responses to “Babin won’t run with the bulls, if his boss tells him not to”
  1. boxermm187 says: Jun 1, 2012 6:57 PM

    Dude, you are making tons of money!!! why risk injury!

  2. randallflagg52 says: Jun 1, 2012 7:13 PM

    Just let the bulls run right past him like he does opposing running backs!

  3. jonevans83 says: Jun 1, 2012 7:15 PM

    ^ Because making tons of money means nothing on your deathbed. Rather have the memories of knowing you did something in your life or sitting with a lot of money that means nothing?

  4. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 1, 2012 7:16 PM

    Go ahead and run Jason, be a man…

  5. dannythebisforbeast says: Jun 1, 2012 7:27 PM

    Hell be out of here league in 5 years at 37-38 years old. He can do it then. Rather be on my deathbed with the extra 5 years of an NFL payday. Thats a much comfier bed

  6. mancave001 says: Jun 1, 2012 7:40 PM

    He shouldn’t do it, but man…I love this guy.

  7. boxermm187 says: Jun 1, 2012 7:44 PM

    ^ While playing for the NFL that is paying you not a good idea. Once he retires, go ahead and swim with sharks if he wants to prove to himself that he is a man.

  8. diegiantsdie says: Jun 1, 2012 8:01 PM

    babs, u need to just run at qb’s like you’re a bull. do that other stuff when you’re retired. just get eli and his stupid helmet. fly eagles fly….all the way to a superbowl win

  9. PriorKnowledge says: Jun 1, 2012 9:11 PM

    Wait until after football, for goodness sakes. You will still be in shape to avoid the bulls, but won’t be risking millions of dollars and hurting your team plus disappointing millions of loyal fans.

    Sheesh… this is not a hard decision

  10. cooklynn17 says: Jun 1, 2012 10:17 PM

    You better worry about running with the World Champion Giants…

  11. omniscient48 says: Jun 1, 2012 10:56 PM

    Sounds to me like he wants his boss to tell him no.

    What bull

  12. bleedgreen11 says: Jun 1, 2012 10:59 PM

    if he can dodge a bull he can dodge a lineman… do it babin.

  13. laeaglefan says: Jun 2, 2012 10:55 AM

    The last thing I would be thinking about on my deathbed is the wonderful life experience that I had running with the bulls. Get real!

  14. num1eaglesfanyo says: Jun 2, 2012 1:26 PM

    Haha Eli does have a stupid looking helmet

  15. backindasaddle says: Jun 2, 2012 6:01 PM

    “Quarterback Mike Vick doesn’t want Babin to do it.”
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    Instead Vick is trying to convince Babin to string the bulls up with a rope and torture them with a cattle prod.

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