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Darnell Dockett apparently doesn’t own a tiger

Darnell Dockett AP

Last month, Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett said he has a tiger in Arizona, and that he wanted to bring the 60-pound (at the time) pet to practice.

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Dockett was speaking with fork tongue about an animal that uses its tongue to clean itself.

Per Somers, the owner of Predators Unlimited Wildlife Preserve in Florida says he didn’t sell a tiger cub to Dockett.  And the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida agrees.

”Although we do not know the origin of the tiger cub in the photo that Dockett posted on social media, it appears that his story about the cub’s parentage is false,” ARFF communications director Don Anthony said in a press release issued to Somers.

The development comes after PETA recently asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arizona Game and Fish Department to investigate the situation, alleging that Dockett may have transported the tiger cub from Florida to Arizona, which according to PETA is prohibited by the federal Endangered Species Act, the Captive Wildlife Safety Act, and Arizona wildlife laws that prohibit the possession of tigers and other wildlife without a permit.

So regardless of whether Dockett actually owns a pet tiger, it may be in his best interests to convince everyone involved that he doesn’t.

Even if he does.

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14 Responses to “Darnell Dockett apparently doesn’t own a tiger”
  1. wearethechampsandyourenot says: Aug 5, 2013 10:11 PM

    Darnell Douchenozzle

  2. cali49er707 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:13 PM

    Darnell may not own a tiger but, I got a lavish 4bedroom 2 and half bath home with beautiful ocean views, overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Boise, Idaho for anybody interested.

  3. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 5, 2013 10:22 PM

    Suspend him.

  4. explosionsauce says: Aug 5, 2013 10:26 PM

    Get outta here PETA!!!

  5. pinchekeith says: Aug 5, 2013 10:29 PM

    PETA – People Everybody Thinks are Annoying

  6. mrbigass says: Aug 5, 2013 10:51 PM

    Idiot…….

  7. thirdistheworrd says: Aug 5, 2013 10:57 PM

    Without question the most disappointing news of the offseason.

  8. fordmandalay says: Aug 5, 2013 11:02 PM

    For crying out loud dude – just buy a dog! You can’t get in trouble owning a dog after all, just ask Michael Vick….. oops nvm…

  9. medtxpack says: Aug 5, 2013 11:09 PM

    PETA suckkkkkks

  10. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 5, 2013 11:19 PM

    I’m going to show up disguised as the cable guy and wear some steaks in my pants and see if I can get the real scoop and then sell it to TMZ for no less than $34,000. Sounds about right. Screw them if they offer me 33.

  11. blueberrymuffin11 says: Aug 5, 2013 11:46 PM

    Or he could just not own a tiger at all. That would be best.

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 6, 2013 12:00 AM

    Darnell doesn’t have a dog, either. If he starts telling you about his dog, he is talking out of his ass. About an animal that uses it’s tongue to clean itself. There.

  13. squatch9 says: Aug 6, 2013 1:44 AM

    Trollolololololol!

  14. crip2nite says: Aug 6, 2013 1:58 AM

    Wow even Mr. Dockett loves the Bengals!

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