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Nate Burleson gets a year’s supply of free pizza


If you’ve watched television at any point in the last few years, you’ve likely found yourself watching a commercial featuring the host of a party telling all of their guests that the pizza they’re raving about wasn’t ordered in from a restaurant.

“It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno” is the tagline and it’s one that the Lions likely wish wide receiver Nate Burleson heeded earlier this year. Burleson broke a bone in his arm in a car accident caused by his attempt to keep a pizza he’d purchased from sliding off the passenger seat of his car. He’ll be able to avoid any repeats of that accident for the near future   thanks to a gift from DiGiorno.

Burleson posted a photo on his Instagram account of a letter from DiGiorno offering him a year’s worth of free pizza along with a pizza cutter to use once they’ve been prepared.

“Hello Nate. We hope you are feeling better after your recent car accident and are on the road to recovery! DiGiorno Pizza understands the challenges that come with carryout and delivery so we’re sending you a gift along with a year supply of DiGiorno pizza so you can skip carryout.”

That pizza cutter should be handled with care and one must always guard against burning the roof of the mouth, but this gift should otherwise keep Burleson out of dangerous pizza-related situations.

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35 Responses to “Nate Burleson gets a year’s supply of free pizza”
  1. tjacks7 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:02 AM

    Zing! Got him!

  2. thepftpoet says: Oct 28, 2013 11:03 AM

    It’s not like Nate Burleson could afford this before with an NFL salary….

    They should donate these to homeless shelters and give the people who really needs free food

  3. tshirttom says: Oct 28, 2013 11:04 AM

    Get back in the lineup Nate they will soon be covering CJ with 3 guys.

  4. apollo1989 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:04 AM

    Now that’s clever marketing.

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 28, 2013 11:09 AM

    Eating pizza and talking on the phone is not safe driving.

    You can see pizza stains on the air bag.

  6. bigrains says: Oct 28, 2013 11:12 AM

    I hate this. Give a rich guy a years worth of pizza for free. That’s awesome. How about you donate it to someone/someplace that actually needs it. This just really pissed me off

  7. lightcleric says: Oct 28, 2013 11:13 AM


    I understand your sentiment but I can’t imagine the 500 grams of fat and 8176432 mg of sodium in pizza is really going to help homeless people.

    It’s a terribly unhealthy thing that even normal people shouldn’t eat…and I’m going to go microwave some leftovers of it for lunch.

  8. blacknole08 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:20 AM

    Digiorno tastes better than Papa Johns thats for sure!

  9. ourlordallday says: Oct 28, 2013 11:21 AM

    thepftpoet says:
    Oct 28, 2013 11:03 AM
    It’s not like Nate Burleson could afford this before with an NFL salary….

    They should donate these to homeless shelters and give the people who really needs free food
    Why do some idiots think that when people have money that they should just give it all away. Enjoy that pizza with your wife and kids Nate.

  10. detroit20iron says: Oct 28, 2013 11:24 AM

    It’s more of a joke and publicity stunt. Giving to the homeless would be a better idea but not benefit the pizza company. Either way let’s not overanalyze it.

  11. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 28, 2013 11:24 AM

    “Digiorno tastes better than Papa Johns thats for sure!”


    DiGiorno Spicy Chicken

  12. kcsam76 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:25 AM

    I’ve never understood this. Several times over the years you hear about someone in the public view who does something goofy and then gets rewarded by the company with a free product by that company over a certain duration of time.

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to donate this product over a year’s time to a homeless shelter or to the public figure’s favorite charity?

    Does Nate Burleson REALLY need free frozen pizza for a year??

  13. squinn21 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:29 AM


    How can a homeless person worry about whats in the food when they struggle to get any kind if food in the first place. But then again, how would frozen pizza help a person with no home anyway? They gonna cook it on the sidewalk?

  14. shayeezy says: Oct 28, 2013 11:30 AM

    digiornio crust tastes like cardboard

  15. johnnycash19 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:31 AM

    I understand what people are saying.

    But would we, fans if the NFL, talk more about digiorno if they gave pizza to homeless people or an NFL player. So far their marketing strategy is working. We are talking about their product

  16. phinland says: Oct 28, 2013 11:33 AM

    You people complaining about giving it to the “homeless” are a trip.

    It’s DiGiorno’s food/money and they can do whatever they please with it. If you are honestly so worried about the homeless drunks and squatters then why don’t you feed them out of your own pocket?

  17. somethingsmellsrotten says: Oct 28, 2013 11:35 AM

    Yep…let’s give millionaires free stuff for being stupid…just sickening.

  18. zeeman911 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:36 AM

    What a bunch of crybaby losers half of you are…..Does Nate really need free pizza? I’m more outraged at Nike paying tiger woods $30 million a year then Nate FN Burleson getting free pizza for a year… I’m quite certain donates plenty of time and money already to charities and to lazy homeless drug addicts that would be better of starving to death..

  19. hawkfan72 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:37 AM

    thepftpoet says:
    Oct 28, 2013 11:03 AM
    It’s not like Nate Burleson could afford this before with an NFL salary….

    They should donate these to homeless shelters and give the people who really needs free food

    Yes! All rich people should be exempt from getting anything free! How dare they enjoy something free just because they have money! Those dirtbags!

    What’s the limit to how much money someone can make before they have to give away free stuff? We better draw that line in the sand now to prevent confusion.

  20. 1phd says: Oct 28, 2013 11:39 AM

    I was probably DiGiorno’s because the only two people on the planet to eat Papa John’s are the retarded Papa John and Peyton Manning. It was obvious Troy Aikman had to be paid and still passed on it during his commercial.

  21. rpiotr01 says: Oct 28, 2013 11:39 AM

    Headline from next spring: Nate Burleson Shows Up to OTAs 35 lbs Over Weight

  22. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 28, 2013 11:42 AM

    Wouldn’t the solution be for Burleson to get pizza delivered rather than pick it up himself? With frozen pizza, you still have to go get it at the store.

  23. realfootballfan says: Oct 28, 2013 11:48 AM

    Horrible gift. That pizza tastes terrrrrible.

  24. steelerben says: Oct 28, 2013 11:50 AM

    On the one hand: How many Digiorno pizzas constitute a year’s supply? If you’re figuring pizza once a week that’s 52. You aren’t going to do too much towards feeding the homeless with that and everyone should ease up a little with the hate. It wasn’t like it was solicited by Burleson.

    On the other hand: Phinland, Jesus read your post and is crying.

  25. titansbro says: Oct 28, 2013 11:51 AM

    Delivery takes forever & microwave pizza kinda sucks. Carryout, while extremely dangerous, is really the only option. Stay safe out there.

  26. nativeraider says: Oct 28, 2013 11:54 AM

    thepftpoet says: Oct 28, 2013 11:03 AM

    It’s not like Nate Burleson could afford this before with an NFL salary….

    They should donate these to homeless shelters and give the people who really needs free food

    Yea because homeless have access to a stove. What would they do with a frozen pizza?

  27. csilojohnson says: Oct 28, 2013 11:59 AM

    Too bad Digorno sucks. Freshetta all the way.

  28. truninerfan49 says: Oct 28, 2013 12:18 PM

    the pizza sucks, but pretty clever promotion for the company

  29. emoney826 says: Oct 28, 2013 12:20 PM

    For the first time in NFL history, a wide receiver will be converting to an offensive lineman, due to the 100 pounds he put on in the off season.

  30. FlashPatterson says: Oct 28, 2013 12:33 PM

    You get rich, then people start giving you things for free.

  31. blackbug99 says: Oct 28, 2013 12:41 PM

    Yes, a nice gesture would have been to donate a pizza to a shelter for everyone he ate. But get off your throne. When have you donated anything to the homeless? It was a nice gesture and a marketing win. I’d get the cutter signed and mount it 🙂

  32. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    Maybe he should get everything for free in life and then he can use all his money as a bed. I can’t wait for Burleson to leave Detroit, I’ve had enough of him.

  33. patriots420 says: Oct 28, 2013 12:54 PM

    The sad thing is, I can picture myself getting into that accident. That warm fresh pizza is precious cargo that must protected at all costs.

    FYI Nate next time you pick up keep the pizza in your lap. And as an added bonus pizza also functions as a convenient junk warmer when secured in that way.

  34. zam0854 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:03 PM

    Maybe Miller Lite will provide Dante Stallworth with a year supply if he completes his community service on time


    Maybe when Aaron Hernandez is released, the NRA will provide a year supply of gun shells

  35. vie05ua says: Oct 28, 2013 3:18 PM

    Wow… you folks crying about how he did something stupid and got free pizza? DiGiorno is giving him a sarcastic slap in the face for getting carry out instead of eating what he promotes, their pizza.

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