Originally posted on Sportress of Blogitude  |  Last updated 3/21/13

In a troubling epidemic that is crossing over from one professional sports league to the next, another high-profile athlete has had a card bestowed upon them by Chipotle Mexican Grill that grants him free burritos for life. That’s right, joining Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper, Russell Wilson, the dynamic young quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, tweeted out news this week that he has been given a “Golden Ticket” of sorts, granting him eternal access to a magical world of quick and yummy culinary delights in which he is afforded tasty Chipotle burritos forever at no charge. The card in question that Wilson tweeted evidence of on Wednesday, similar to the one that Harper received and taunted us with earlier this week, except for the name that adorns it: And Wilson’s tweet: Thanks chipotletweets for my forever Burrito Card! I love going there! instagr.am/p/XGIaeTs7F8/ — Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 20, 2013 I jokingly questioned Chipotle’s decision to award millionaire athletes with “Get Burritos for Free” cards in Wednesday’s post about Harper’s, but let’s be honest: How savvy of a marketing move is this by Chipotle? Famous athletes, who have thousands upon thousands of followers and who are notorious for putting just about anything up on Twitter, will invariably tweet pics of their newfangled free burrito cards upon receiving them, providing the company with instant advertising in vast social media circles. And then, consequently, blogs and websites such as this one. Bravo, Chipotle. Not only do your fast food restaurant chains (“Not fast food, good food quickly,” as Seinfeld’s buddy Seth said about Kenny Rogers Roasters) serve up a mighty tasty burrito at an affordable price, but the folks running the marketing department at corporate headquarters understand how to get the company’s name out there in unique and enterprising ways. [H/T Kissing Suzy Kolber, image via] TweetThe post Like Bryce Harper, Russell Wilson awarded ‘Free Burritos’ Chipotle card (photo) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

'Sell high' and 'buy low' fantasy candidates

Marshawn Lynch ruled out by Seahawks for Week 5

Howard says he played through torn MCL, meniscus in playoffs

Bills offensive progress stalled by injuries

Bruins’ Zac Rinaldo: Raffi Torres’ suspension 'really opened my eyes’

Cowboys’ Sean Lee cleared to play vs. Patriots after concussion battle


NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Tennessee desperate for big win over #19 Georgia

UCLA punter Adam Searl arrested on suspicion of rape

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Gostkowski is best kicker in NFL, according to peers

DeMarco Murray: Running more plays will mean more chances

What’s wrong with Ohio State’s offense?

Weeden bashes Twitter: ‘I don’t need a 12-year-old telling me how to play’

Fan at Texas A&M game was so drunk, he reportedly told police he was at Baylor vs. Texas Tech

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Mallett’s dad: Criticism of QB makes his grandmothers cry

LSU has sold a disappointing amount of tickets for South Carolina game

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of the college football season

Dalton motivated by getting booed at celebrity softball game

Which undefeated college team has best résumé?

WATCH: Derek Holland wipes backside with Blue Jays towel

Is 'Hockey Tough' leading to a much bigger problem?

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Get to know the four NL playoff teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker