Found June 06, 2012 on
There were fears Dallas Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers had suffered a groin injury going by the way he was moving as he left the field at practice Wednesday -- but it turns out he had ants in his pants, literally.
Vickers is allergic to the insects and had to wash down and take allergy medicine Benadryl before returning to practice, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.
"I was doing the play," Vickers said. "I was running, and I was blocking someone. Then I walk off, and I'm like, 'Oh, snap.' And I pulled my pants down to see, and I saw ants.
"As soon as I got bit, I was like, 'No,' because I didn't want to freak out.
"I wanted to pull my pants down and run inside, but I couldn't do that."
The incident caused great amusement for his teammates, but was more worrying for Vickers. His neck started swelling when he was bitten by ants a few months ago while working out by himself in a grassy area.
"I was wheezing, a...
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Not exactly what the ladies want to hear, amiright? It was an odd day for Lawrence Vickers at the Dallas Cowboys OTA. He suddenly had a bad case of ants in the pants. â€śFire ants got in my pants,â€ť Vickers said, per Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. â€śI was freaking out. Oh, ants!â€ť [...]
Cowboys fullback Lawrence Vickers, who had to leave practice due to fire ants in his pants