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PHOTO: Carriker Dressed As Goldberg?

Posted by Andrew Walker on October 11, 2012 – 9:21 am

(Hint: this is not the photo mentioned in the headline. Read on for more…)

Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker is a man of his word.

He has recently struck up a friendship with one of his idols, wrestling legend Goldberg, and the two placed a friendly bet with each other about last Sunday’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Washington Redskins.

Goldberg — himself a former defensive end with the Atlanta Falcons — agreed to wear a Redskins jersey if Washington won, while Carriker — who co-hosts a wrestling/football radio show, 4th & Pain — agreed to dress up like Goldberg if Atlanta won.

Well, the Falcons ended up winning 24-17 to move to 5-0, and we’ll let Carriker tell you his philosophy:


So, Carriker took to the Redskins locker room — oiled up and speedo and all — and took the following photo (warning: this isn’t for the faint of heart and definitely not for you currently eating your breakfast:)

Click here to see the “exclusive” TMZ.com photo.

…Did you toss your cookies?

I say good for Carriker for following through on the bet. He had season-ending surgery after suffering a quad tendon tear Week 1 vs. the New Orleans Saints, so I’m sure it’s nice for him to have things like this — and his radio show — to stay away from the monotony of post-surgery rehab and workouts.

By the way, Goldberg, if you might remember, recently told Carriker and his fellow 4th & Pain co-host, Chuck Carroll, that he had once played under current Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett on the Sacramento Surge of the World League of American Football, which, in 1992, won the world championship.

Goldberg, a star defensive end at Georgia, was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the 11th round of the 1990 NFL Draft. After playing with the Rams in 1990 and with the Surge from 1991 to 1992, Goldberg was picked up by the Atlanta Falcons, where he played from 1992 to 1994.

He then suffered a career-threatening abdomen injury, and although he was picked up by the Carolina Panthers in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft, Goldberg never played another down in the league.

He went on to do alright for himself, however, becoming a two-time WWE world champion and one of the most popular wrestlers of all time.

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