Hippo Found in Charger Coach’s Swimming Pool
This is just so off the wall, I’m not sure I can even believe it. I am truly, truly struggling with this story. How can a reputable reporter like Jay Glazer have taken the bait on a tale and featured it so prominently in his weekly column? Answer: maybe it’s true. Check out what happened with Chargers special teams coach, Steve Crosby:
Crosby received the oddest of calls this week while the team was practicing in Arizona. Crosby’s house is near the San Diego Wild Animal Park, a safari-type theme park in the San Diego area. Apparently, the fires ripped apart some openings in the park, allowing some of the animals to roam where they wanted.
Crosby received a call from his wife informing him that she walked outside to assess the damage and get this she found a hippopotamus in their swimming pool! A hippo! She called the authorities, who came and tranquilized the animal and removed it from their swimming pool.
I’ve always wondered whether or not those things could get loose, now I guess we know the answer. It’s like Ju-effing-manji in real life. Freaking insane. That is our world without boundaries, my friends. And for everyone who ever had nightmares that gators or sharks were in their pool, looks like you never know what can pop up.
UPDATE: USA Today Sports Scope says the story is bogus.