While looking through a few athlete Twitter feeds for something I was working on recently, I stumbled across this unfortunate tweet from Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett. He doesn’t provide any additional details in other tweets, so it’s fair to say I’m singling out this one out of context.
That being said, it’s hard to imagine he saw two separate pit bull dog fights outside the context of an actual dog fight. Although it’s equally hard to imagine he’d be very popular at a dog fight if he was legitimately acting to break up the animals.
Either way, the tweet is unsettling. Dockett is one of my favorite athlete follows on Twitter—probably because he enjoys nothing more than ruffling feathers, which is undeniably entertaining. But now I just can’t get the imagine of him being enthralled by the sight of two animals brutally attacking each other out of my head.
Hopefully it’s not as bad as it seems.