KANSAS CITY, Mo. Eric Berry isnt afraid of knocking heads with 6-foot-4 tight ends. Or of making kamikaze runs downfield on special teams.
Anything in the horse family zebras, cows, anything thats close to resembling that, the Kansas City Chiefs safety said Wednesday. I just dont deal with them.
Berry admits he suffers from equinophobia, a psychological fear of horses. Of course, this can lead to, shall we say, awkward moments during home games, where horseplay is a big part of the Arrowhead Stadium mystique.
The Chiefs parade Warpaint, a Paint horse, around the field during pregame ceremoines and after every Kansas City score, a tradition that dates back the franchises early years in Kansas City.
Berrys horse issues came to light after footage of him commenting rather unfavorably about Warpaint during the Chiefs Oct.28 oss to Oakland was captured by NFL Films cameras.
The third-year defensive back said the fear stems from a childhood field trip to a...