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Herschel Walker says he could still play in the NFL, doesn’t rule out teaming up with Trump

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Herschel Walker is 52.  The trade that sent him to Minnesota for a truckload of players and draft picks turns 25 this year.  And Walker says he can still play in the NFL.

That’s what he told Jarrett Bell of USA Today.  But at least Herschel’s delusions of grandeur are, well, somewhat reasonable.

I couldn’t take every snap,” Walker told Bell.  “But running backs nowadays don’t play every down.  Now they send in the choir section. . . .  Physically, I can still do it.”

Walker may have learned how to talk big from the man who once owned his rights with the USFL’s New Jersey Generals.  And Walker said that Donald Trump would be good for the Buffalo Bills and the NFL.

“He would be a great owner, and a credible owner,” Walker said of Trump.  “He may rub some people the wrong way, but you can’t argue with his success as a businessman,” Walker said. “You want an owner with some flair. He knows how to promote.”

Walker’s connection to Trump extends to The Celebrity Apprentice, where Walker was a contestant in 2009.  Walker could end up being Trump’s NFL apprentice; Walker didn’t rule out joining Trump, if Trump buys the Bills.

First, Trump needs to buy the Bills.  Before Trump can buy the Bills, Trump needs to make an offer for the Bills.  Before Trump makes an offer for the Bills, Trump needs to quit talking about making an offer for the Bills and, you know, make an offer for the Bills.

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26 Responses to “Herschel Walker says he could still play in the NFL, doesn’t rule out teaming up with Trump”
  1. qdog112 says: Apr 24, 2014 7:56 AM

    About 15 years ago Jim Brown said the same thing. While over 50, Wilt said it too. It’s not unusual for former pro jocks to think they can still do it.

    They are wired differently from a physical and mental standpoint than most and that’s how they got to be great. When you think about it, is it much different from an old doctor or engineer, who feels he can run rings around today’s doctor or engineer?

    For 5 plays a game, Herschel may be right, but there’s noway he could endure the training and practice regime required to play today. He’d never get out of the training room.

  2. mnsadsportsfan says: Apr 24, 2014 8:02 AM

    Oh Herschel, Is this you or your dissociative identity disorder speaking?

  3. 92nick182govikings says: Apr 24, 2014 8:04 AM

    Come to Minnesota again and you can backup A.D.! He could be the 3rd or 4th running back!

  4. thegonz13 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:06 AM

    Jerrah will sign him!

  5. wisconsinhillfolk says: Apr 24, 2014 8:07 AM

    Isn’t this beneath even Herscha? Trump doesn’t have necessary funds and Herscha doesn’t have the necessary brain cells.

  6. howiefeltersnatch says: Apr 24, 2014 8:19 AM

    The left HATES Donald Trump. Read that last paragraph. Dripping with vitriol. Every_single_article posted here about Donald Trump is the same.

    See also: Cuban, Mark

  7. rukkus1 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:20 AM

    This just in:

    Jerry Jones is trading Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray, Sean Lee and 5 first round picks to get Walker back. There is also talks of increasing Tony Romo ‘ s salary.

  8. augiesafros says: Apr 24, 2014 8:21 AM

    Which personality made this remark??????…….

  9. wtfchiefs says: Apr 24, 2014 8:26 AM

    Walker is in amazing shape. He was fighting sanctioned bouts in 2011 at 49. I don’t know if he could still play, but I’d like to see try. Herschel Walker is a true freak athlete similar to Bo, Thorpe, Baugh.

  10. purplepride1978 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:26 AM

    The trade the Vikings made for this guy in the 90s totally screwed our franchise. So forgive me for saying that I hope this guy stays far far far away from the NFL.

  11. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Apr 24, 2014 8:31 AM

    The Vikings should sign him and trade him back for all the Cowboys picks to commemorate this great day.

  12. ravensfaninflorida says: Apr 24, 2014 8:39 AM

    Yeah…. right !!!!

  13. bigdaddystyle says: Apr 24, 2014 8:54 AM

    Herschel got pretty slow those last few seasons. The mind sees what the body can’t do.

  14. luz56 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:55 AM

    Sorry Herschel but I watched the last couple years and as great as you were yes Father Time catches us all sadly

  15. realitycheckbaby says: Apr 24, 2014 8:56 AM

    Sign him Vikes.

    Jerry may trade a bunch of talent back for him just for the PR.

    Jerry’s all about the hype.

  16. joetoronto says: Apr 24, 2014 9:03 AM

    He was good, but he doesn’t deserve to be mentioned with the great Bo Jackson.

    Bo was on a different astral plane.

  17. doubleogator says: Apr 24, 2014 9:08 AM

    Herschel Walker at RB and Willie Gault at WR. The makings of a fifty and over NFL team.

  18. Remember Brian Brohm says: Apr 24, 2014 9:52 AM

    That’s great, because he couldn’t play in the NFL 25 years ago.

  19. GenXJay says: Apr 24, 2014 10:16 AM

    stay away from Minnesota.

  20. packerbammer1977 says: Apr 24, 2014 10:36 AM

    Trump had no interest in buying the Bills. This is all a publicity stunt just like when he ran for president.

  21. vikinggroininjury says: Apr 24, 2014 10:50 AM

    God help the NFL is Trump arrives. There are enough Owner Egos to deal with

  22. raiderapologist says: Apr 24, 2014 11:00 AM

    Walker was only 32 the last time the Chiefs won a playoff game.

  23. bobnelsonjr says: Apr 24, 2014 12:54 PM

    If they had it to do all over again the vikings would still make that trade.

    Herschel was valuable to them.

  24. djshnooks says: Apr 24, 2014 1:54 PM

    Herschel Walker has no place in Buffalo, NY…we would much rather have Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas or Andre Reed as the face of whatever group buys the team.

  25. bassplucker says: Apr 24, 2014 7:33 PM

    Does Herschel understand that there are CBs in the league today that are as big as he is and as fast as he was in his prime? He may still be in great shape but c’mon man.

  26. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 25, 2014 10:23 AM

    “So could I.”
    Sincerely Jim Brown

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