Found September 26, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
The most memorable injuries in sports history are the ones that occurred off the field. Lions receiver Nate Burleson joined that elite category this week when he broke his arm in a car crash that happened as he reached over to grab a pizza that was falling out of the passenger seat. No word on whether he made the catch, but certainly football is more his life calling than pizza delivery. Detroit’s top target not named Calvin Johnson will be out until November. But where does his injury rank among the all-time greats sustained in an off-field incident? You be the judge. Plaxico Burress: The Giants wideout shot himself in the leg while at a nightclub. But it wasn’t the injury that kept him off the field — it was the insult. Burress had to go to jail for illegally carrying the firearm. This story is hard to top, though technically the injury itself did not cost him any playing time. Glenallen Hill: Glenallen Hill is a BAD mofo, as his home run onto the top of a Wrigley Field rooftop o...

Nate Burleson out indefinitely after single-car accident caused by distracting pizza box

Nate Burleson broke his arm and will undergo surgery on Wednesday after being involved in a single-car accident at or about 2:25 a.m. early Tuesday morning.  As the story goes, Burleson was driving home down interstate 696 after watching Monday Night Football with some teammates when a falling pizza box distracted him and caused him to crash into a center median. The box was...

Two Logical Replacements for Lions’ Injured Receiver Burleson

The Detroit Lions lost one of their starting receivers Tuesday when Nate Burleson was involved in a one-car accident and broke his arm, according to ESPN. There was no alcohol involved with the accident. With the loss of Burleson for the season, who was their second leading receiver who has 19 receptions for 239 yards [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for...

Pizza was the reason for Nate Burleson’s car accident

So we couldn’t help but wonder why someone would be driving their car in the early morning in our post about the unfortunate one-car accident that broke the arm of Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson. We just figured that…Read more →

Nate Burleson Was Saving Pizza From Falling Off Seat in Tuesday’s Single-Car Accident

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in a single-car accident early Tuesday after he reached over to keep two pizza boxes from falling off the front passenger seat, authorities said. Burleson’s car hit a center median wall on a highway in suburban Detroit and he was taken to a local hospital. Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw said alcohol was...

Lions WR Nate Burleson breaks arm in 1-car crash

The Detroit Lions say wide receiver Nate Burleson was in a one-car accident and needs surgery on a broken arm. The team said in a statement Tuesday morning that the police have confirmed alcohol was not involved. Burleson has made a team-high 19 catches and his 239 yards receiving trail only teammate Calvin Johnson this season. The 11-year veteran had six receptions for 116 yards...

Lions WR Nate Burleson Breaks Arm In Car Crash

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Lions WR Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places Tuesday morning after being involved in a car crash. Burleson will need to undergo surgery on his broken arm and could be done for the season. Burleson was was distracted by pizza falling off his front seat and lost control of his car, according to Michigan State Police. Burleson...

Lions’ WR Nate Burleson Breaks Arm In Car Accident

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in a car crash early Tuesday morning. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press first reported Tuesday that Burleson will undergo surgery after his arm was broken in two places. No alcohol was involved, according to Birkett, who reported that Burleson was on his way home after watching “Monday Night Football” with teammates...

Lions Receiver Nate Burleson Breaks Arm in Car Accident

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson can't seem to catch a break; or at least not the kind of break that he wants. Mathew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are going to have to do without their partner in crime going forward. Burleson was in a car accident Monday night/ Tuesday morning. He is alive and will eventually be fine, but he is not going to be catching any footballs...

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson will need surgery on a broken arm after 1-car accident

From the AP: “The Detroit Lions say wide receiver Nate Burleson was in a one-car accident and needs surgery on a broken arm. The team said in a statement Tuesday morning that the police have confirmed alcohol was not involved.” Related posts: The Detroit Lions Are Adding Pseudocheerleaders, But They’re Not Quite Sure How To Use Them The Detroit Lions’ Logo Has Come A Mighty...

Detroit Lions Toss-up, Week Three: What Should the Lions Do to Help Replace Nate Burleson?

Every week during the season, we’re debating the biggest talking point from the week before about the Detroit Lions. Lions’ Toss-up, Week 3: The Lions lost Nate Burleson for a long period of time Tuesday morning, when he crashed his car trying to save some pizza and broke his arm in two places. We wish we were kidding. Regardless, does the team need to make a trade for a bona...

More pressure added to Calvin Johnson following Nate Burleson's pizza mishap

Just when you think the Lions are on the right track, something unforeseen happens that effectively throws a monkey wrench in the gears. The latest occurrence was a pizza – yes, the delicious food many of us survive on – falling off the seat in Nate Burleson’s car. After trying to catch the pizza, Burleson wrecked, breaking his arm. While there is some comic value in the...

Nate Burleson Sustains Broken Arm in Car Accident

Lions receiver Nate Burleson, who had a breakout game in Week 3 with six catches for 116 yards, broke his arm in a one-car crash late Monday night.Fantasy Spin:It's a tough break, pun intended, as it will give young and talented receiver Ryan Broyles a chance to become the No. 2 receiver behind Calvin Johnson.

Detroit Lions: 2013 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#9)

Last week: 8 (-1) Nate Burleson’s injury is a pretty ridiculous story, but it also might be a blessing in disguise for the Lions. Burleson’s numbers might look good (19 catches for 239 yards), but he has one of the easiest jobs in football, with Calvin Johnson opposite him, Matt Stafford throwing to him, and one of the pass happiest coaching staffs in football. The 32-year-old...

REPORT: Lions WR Nate Burleson breaks arm in early morning car acciddent

It looks as though the Lions will be without a key piece on offense for the foreseeable future. According to the Michigan State Police, Lions WR Nate Burleson was involved a car accident around 2:25 am on I-696 near Drake and Farmington Hills after returning home from watching MNF Tuesday. The report (via CBS Detroit) also mentions that alcohol wasn’t a factor and occurred when...

Nate Burleson breaks arm in car accident

Detroit Lions Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places in a single-car accident and will have surgery Tuesday. The lions issued a statement and say no alcohol was involved in the incident. 
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