NFL Rookie Suffers Awkward, Off-Field Defeat Because Workers Didn’t Know Him

NFL punt returner Britain Covey is 2 video games into his rookie season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Nonetheless, his ties to the crew haven’t been solidified sufficient to get him seen by Philly parking attendants.

Scheduled to hitch his crew throughout a sport in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Covey was purported to park his automobile in a personal gamers’ car parking zone exterior Lincoln Monetary Field. Teammates had informed him to elucidate to the parking attendants that he was “elevated” to the Eagles lively roster and to be let in.

However when Covey drove as much as the doorway of the lot with an Eagles observe squad parking go, the attendants didn’t acknowledge him.

“When I told them I was ‘elevated,’ they said, ‘Look, you don’t have the pass for this.’ And I said, ‘No, I’m a player!’ And they said, ’We’re sorry, man,” Covey recalled.

“I don’t think [they knew who I was], which is understandable. I mean, I gotta prove myself in Philly before I deserve to be there,” he added.

Covey later claimed he needed to park amongst Eagles tailgaters and was finally let into the sport the place he collected three punt returns for 14 whole yards.

Hear his parking woes in a video filmed by reporter Howard Eskin under:

The dismissal didn’t result in any dangerous luck for Philadelphia. The Eagles beat the Vikings 24-7 on Monday evening.