Fresh off the St. Lunatics reunion concert at the Pageant this past Sunday, Nelly has taken his show on the road and people have started to take notice
. It would be nice if a new hit single was attracting all the attention, but instead he'll have to settle for a struggling NFL quarterback tossing a few wadded up stinkies into the crowd at a benefit concert for a man currently locked for committing felony fraud.
(Take a second to process that last sentence. Slam your head on your desk a few times. Got it? Good.)
The football player is Tennessee Titans quarterback (and former University of Texas star) Vince Young
and the felon is founding Geto Boys member Willie D
, in jail for scamming people
on Ebay. Here's the video of the concert, which was a "Smash the Mic" benefit that went down in Houston on Monday night. It starts to drizzle right about the 1:40 mark:
The sports blogosphere is blowing up
with snarky comments
and righteous indignation over the footage. Young is coming off an abysmal season in which he lost his starting job to a 37 year-old reformed alcoholic and he has repeatedly vowed that he's getting his off-the-field act together this offseason.
Young, who was almost unstoppable during his college years when he won two Rose Bowls and the Heisman trophy
, had kind of a crazy season last year. He was photographed shirtless and sweaty
at a rave with a bunch of other shirtless and sweaty dudes (also prompting sports blog outrage), got injured in a game, then went missing while rumors of a possible suicide attempt
So yeah, slurring for Nelly to "Do 'Hot in Herre' so I can lose this damn shirt already" in front of a few thousand people and a video camera might not be the best way to get back on your coach's good side.