in , ,

NFL Star Shuts Down Speculation That He Ran Off The Field To Go Take A Dump During Game

NOTSportsCenter/Twitter

This past Monday night, NFL fans across the country settled into what was sure to be a nail-biter.

In a nationally televised game, the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns, two divisional foes, both faced-off. Each aimed to keep its playoff hopes alive.

Changing leads, lateral-filled kickoff returns, and a last-second field goal delivered plenty of excitement to all the fans watching.

But for people on Twitter, one particular moment was by far the most captivating.

Before 23-year-old quarterback Lamar Jackson led the Baltimore Ravens to victory with a 47-42 win on a , he was forced to jog off field to nurse a slight injury. Broadcasters identified “cramps.”

Jog is too strong a word. Really, Jackson shuffled his way to the locker room.

And when he came back from the locker room, Jackson immediately threw a pivotal touchdown pass.

That sudden star power sent Twitter’s imagination into a spiral. 

One person even imagined Ravens head coach John Harbaugh getting involved. 

Jackson, however, wasn’t willing to take those poop accusations laying down.

He set the record straight in the press conference following the game, where he explained that in the locker room he received intravenous salt fluids, a common quick fix for athletes experiencing muscle cramps.

When he was questioned a second time, Jackson put his foot down. 

With that denial, Jackson was referring to a now-infamous moment when NBA star Paul Pierce left a 2008 NBA Finals game in a wheelchair, only to return shortly after to lead the Boston Celtics to a key victory.

Pierce has even come clean about his dirty secret, confirming that, yes, he left to take a dump.

Poop or no poop, Jackson and the Ravens’ win put them in even better playoff contention. Now with an 8-5 record, the Ravens trail the 9-4 Browns by a single game.

With only three games left in the regular season, strap in for more pivotal games and wild Twitter commentary.

Eric Spring

Written by Eric Spring

Eric Spring lives in New York City. He has poor vision and cooks a good egg. Most of his money is spent on live music and produce. He usually wears plain, solid color sweatshirts without hoods because he assumes loud patterns make people expect something big. Typically, he'll bypass a handshake and go straight for the hug.