Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes. Drew Rosenhaus swims with the sharks. And Russell Okung runs with the bulls.
Like Jets coach Rex Ryan recently did, Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung spent his down time by flying to Spain for a casual run through the streets with a bunch of other people and a collection of large, disoriented creatures with hooves and horns.
“Came, saw, people were gored, and we conquered!” Okung said on Twitter early Saturday. Okung was accompanied by his agent, Peter Schaffer, who may or may not have been prepared, Secret Service-style, to take one one for his client.
The inherently risky endeavor arguably runs afoul of the standard NFL plater contract, but it’s out understanding that the Seahawks knew about Okung’s plans and had no objection to them.
That’s a far cry from a year ago, when former Eagles defensive lineman Jason Babin made public his intention to run with the bulls before being publicly urged not to do it by his quarterback, Mike Vick, and apparently instructed not to do it by his employer.
Okung, who has had plenty of injuries during his NFL career, apparently received the team’s blessing to risk limb and/or life and/or left butt cheek on foreign soil.