ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before a game Saturday between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees, but he never received the chance.
McCoy was involved in a minor accident on his way to Tropicana Field and missed the scheduled 4:02 p.m. throw. The Rays said he is fine, and McCoy confirmed his condition via a tweet.
Apologies to all. Got in a car accident on way to game and it caused me to miss. Everybody is ok. Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) May 25, 2013
Thanx for all the concern. I'm ok. And atthe game and rooting for @raysbaseball. Preciate all the love!! Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) May 25, 2013
McCoy had anticipated making the appearance. How would he have done? That will stay an unknown.Throwing out first pitch @raysbaseball game against Yankees today. Be there!! @davidprice14 watch ya back. Haha Gerald McCoy (@Geraldini93) May 25, 2013
Not gonna lie people I'm gonna fly it...