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Free advice for Combine participants: Opt for briefs, not boxers

As the on-field workouts commence at the Scouting Combine, a cautionary tale for the players who will be running the 40-yard dash comes from a man who showed off more than speed while running in a straight line a year ago.

Former Mississippi State defensive tackle Chris Jones, who performed very well for the Chiefs as a rookie, had a wardrobe malfunction while sprinting a year ago. He put it a bit more bluntly at the time.

“My d–k came out,” any lip readers with NFL Network saw Jones say after he covered the distance, dove to the ground, and then got up with the thing that escaped reinserted.

Jacob Feldman of SI.com has taken a look back at the incident a year later.

I looked down and the hummer is out,” Jones told Feldman. “I try to cover it up. I’m thinking to myself, ‘little kids are watching.’”

The problem was that Jones thought he was wearing clothing that was snug to his body. He wasn’t.

“Those black tights, they weren’t really tights,” Jones said. “They were boxers.”

They were boxers with a flap that allows an exit route. And the exit route inadvertently was utilized at the worst possible time.

So the warning for all players who will be running the 40 at the annual Underwear Olympics is clear. Make sure those briefs aren’t actually boxers.

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12 Responses to “Free advice for Combine participants: Opt for briefs, not boxers”
  1. whenwilliteverend says: Mar 2, 2017 10:54 PM

    The number of women watching probably increased thanks to Mr. Jones.

  2. tiller21 says: Mar 2, 2017 11:18 PM

    Watched it live, didn’t realize they kept it so cold in there.

  3. orangeandbluethroughandthrough says: Mar 3, 2017 12:12 AM

    my favorite post in a while!
    Thanks for the laugh

  4. manningtothomas says: Mar 3, 2017 12:44 AM

    Probably the only d-lineman in history to finish his 40 with a sack.

  5. weepingjebus says: Mar 3, 2017 1:08 AM

    Just go commando. Madden did it for years in the booth. Nothing but a shirt and sportsjacket. Go watch clips of Summerall trying to keep it together on hot days.

  6. jerrytown says: Mar 3, 2017 5:19 AM

    Outstanding.

  7. factschecker says: Mar 3, 2017 8:31 AM

    Had he pole vaulted into a spiral flip and stuck the landing….#1 overall pick.

  8. savoirlaire says: Mar 3, 2017 9:13 AM

    I thought his name was Johnson! My mistake…

  9. illumination666 says: Mar 3, 2017 12:28 PM

    Might’ve ran a faster 40 if his ‘hummer’ wasn’t weighing him down so much. Jesus.

  10. illumination666 says: Mar 3, 2017 12:28 PM

    He fell about 9 inches short of the finish line.

  11. jjackwagon says: Mar 3, 2017 12:48 PM

    Well…it just goes to show…

  12. jbaxt says: Mar 3, 2017 3:46 PM

    And with that, my new go-to line is:

    I looked down and the hummer was out…

    Jones, outside of this awesome quote, seems like a really good dude. Has fun, laid back, and just seems like a good guy.

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