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Westbrook’s Cinnamon, Spice Challenge

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 23, 2012 – 4:13 pm

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Redskins cornerback Byron Westbrook had another solid season as a reserve defensive back and special teamer.  In his third season with the club, he posted a career-high 20 tackles, three passes defensed and a forced fumble.

Not bad for the soft-spoken Salisbury University alum.

But last night was time for something different in Westbrook’s world, as he told one of his Twitter (@BWestbrook34) followers that it “grind time now.”  He must have been referring to grinding up spices, because his next tweet called for an old fashioned Cinnamon Challenge.

According to Wikipedia, the Cinnamon Challenge has been around almost as long as cinnamon itself (with it’s popularity reportedly increasing around 2007).  The challenge calls for whatever brave soul to pour a tablespoon of cinnamon and swallow it in 60 seconds without the aid of liquid.

It’s a Youtube sensation, if you’re bored at work.

Westbrook did not supply any actual evidence of his challenge, but did offer convincing testimony, suggesting that he ingested both half and full spoonfuls of cinnamon.  Here’s the blow-by-blow account:

Truthfully, I’m not sure how it’s like Connect 4, but clearly he went for it.

However, his half spoonful drew the ire of his Twitter followers, who demanded more from their spice cabinet champion.  His response was, “Is that enough for your challenge?????“:

Ultimately, it’s unclear whether or not Westbrook completed the full challenge, as he neglected to tweet his results.

He did, however, up the ante with what he later referred to as the “Gone Off That Bay” challenge.  He tweeted, “Forget cinnamon challenge, see me in this challenge“:

There is no photographic or video evidence of Westbrook completing the challenge, but his effort suggests that he probably completed the challenge.

He’ll be sad the next time he tries to cook something spicy, but for now, Byron Westbrook is the Redskins King of the Spice Rack.


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