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Darnell Dockett was in need of some serious loving on Christmas

Darnell-Dockett-CardinalsIt has been a long and grueling season for Darnell Dockett and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals. For many of the team’s players, Christmas likely served as a welcome distraction from a season in which they have lost 10 out of their last 11 games. Dockett, on the other hand, seemed like he was a bit lonely during the holiday season.

On Christmas night, Dockett took to Twitter to vent about a couple of things that were on his mind. His thoughts probably would have been best if left unsaid.

The Cardinals defensive tackle has been known to tweet at some pretty inappropriate times, but this string of thoughts was — shall we say — uncomfortable. On the bright side, at least he wasn’t spitting in people’s faces. That’s always a plus.

H/T SI Hot Clicks

Darnell Dockett reportedly spat in teammate Kerry Rhodes’ face

Following the Arizona Cardinals’ loss to the New York Jets on Sunday, it was confirmed that there was an on-field incident between Cardinals linebacker Darnell Dockett and safety Kerry Rhodes that will likely lead to disciplinary action. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team was not going to discuss the matter publicly, but some of the dirty details emerged on Monday night.

A source with knowledge of what occurred reportedly told Pro Football Talk that Dockett spat in Rhodes’ face while the two were having a disagreement. With the Jets leading 7-6 late in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals were planning to allow New York to score to make it a 14-6 game and give themselves a chance to get the ball back, score a touchdown, convert a two-point conversion and send the game to overtime.

However, Dockett reportedly had no interest in allowing the Jets to score. This led to Rhodes trying to convince him buy in, which in turn led to the alleged loogie.

We have heard of players spitting in opponents faces during games before, but this is a first for it happening among teammates. Based on some of the stuff Rex Ryan has said about Rhodes in the past, you can understand how someone might get frustrated with him. But in this situation it sounds like Dockett was the one being difficult. If the story is true the team should suspend him.

Darnell Dockett offers Peyton Manning free donuts, parking passes, and his personal barber to sign with Cardinals

The soon-to-be most sought-after free agent in NFL history is officially on the market. Now that the Colts have officially given Peyton Manning his release, several teams around the league are undoubtedly crunching numbers and shuffling their rosters to try to make room for the Hall of Famer. One potential landing destination for Manning is Arizona, and defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is on the recruiting trail.

“We are a team that is a few pieces away from getting back to the big game,” Dockett said during a call to the NFL Network. “We got a perfect fit for him in Arizona. He can get his number and I’ll get him parking passes, free doughnuts on Saturdays. I’ll make sure my guys clean his cleats up real well. I’ll give him all my connections, even my barber.

“He’d get to play in a dome, the weather’s nice for him, our coaching staff is tremendous … we’re a few pieces away from getting back into the playoffs and doing big things. He’d have arguably the best wide receiver in the game in Larry Fitzgerald, two good running backs, a proven defense. I mean, why not?”

Players from the various suitors will all be stating their cases over the next few days, but Dockett has the bidding off to a solid start. How can you say no to free donuts and parking? Arriving at the stadium with a donut in hand and not a care in the world about where you park is huge for a franchise quarterback. Not to mention, Dockett is right about being able to play with one of the best receivers in the game. Your move, Miami, Seattle, Kansas City, Houston, Washington, and New York.

Darnell Dockett, Antonio Garay Get Patriotic 9/11 Haircuts (Pictures)

Teams and players were all about commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 on the first Sunday of the NFL season. We had players like Lance Briggs wear 9/11 tribute shoes. Then we had guys like Darnell Dockett and Antonio Garay who wore their American pride in their hair. Dockett shaved the American flag into his head — stars on one side, stripes on the other (click each picture twice to enlarge):

Chargers defensive tackle Antonio Garay, who is known for putting crazy designs in his hair, may have one-upped Dockett with an outline of the New York skyline.

The color was out of Garay’s hair for the game, but it still was pretty slick. So what do you think, who had the better ‘do? I’ll give the nod to Dockett since his hair was a little cleaner.

And it sure looks like Tracy Porter has some competition for the most creative hair in the NFL.

Picture Credits: Darnell Dockett Twitter, Doug Wells Twitter

Thanks to Patrick Crawley for the tip on Darnell Dockett

Darnell Dockett Buys Pet Alligator Nino

Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett is a wacky dude. He’s big into sharing his life on social media and he’s pretty funny. Last week he actually live-tweeted a run-in with the police during a traffic stop and got public sympathy on his side. Now he’s one-upped that incident: he’s bought himself a pet alligator named Nino, as he wrote on his twitter.

Just before sharing the picture of his pet gator, he tweeted that he was in the everglades messing around with the reptiles. Now I’m wondering if he bought the gator or really just caught it. Hmmm

Alright, it’s time to poll the audience: Who had the better pet, Dockett, Chad Ochocinco, or Carmelo Anthony?

Muchas gracias, Busted Coverage

Darnell Dockett Tweets While Cops Pull Him Over, Demands Search Warrant

Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett is one of the most humorous athletes on twitter. All you have to do is check his inappropriate twitter bio to know what kind of goofball he is. He’s like the Howard Stern of athletes on twitter — no holding back, all subjects are fair game. That even includes confrontations with police when he’s pulled over.

Dockett was pulled over Monday afternoon and began tweeting about the incident, as we learned from Pro Football Talk. Here’s what he wrote in a series of tweets (edited to block out profanity):

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