Redskins safety DeJon Gomes considers himself an animal person, but “never had any pets, because my mom is scared of all of them.”
He had frogs when he was younger, but they died. He had a beta fish once, but it died.
“I had a Beared Dragon, but it passed away while I was on vacation because my mom wouldn’t feed it.”
Sounds like Mom is serious about not liking pets.
But now that he’s on his own in northern Virginia, Gomes needed a furry companion. But forget Whiskers and Fido–he went out and got a Sugar Glider.
“It’s a marsupial, and it’s similar to a flying squirrel,” he said. ”I just got him last week, because they were selling them in the mall.”
Via his Twitter, here’s a picture of the proud papa and “Ralph”:
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The Redskins Fan Draft photo contest (which I previously discussed here) will be announcing its finalists at 2:00 today. As I write this, I don’t know who will be in the finals, but I do know that there were a whole lot of excellent photos submitted. Here are a few of those, specifically the subset that I’ve entitled “Pets In And Around Redskins Stuff”. Clicking on the picture will take you to that entry’s page at the Fan Draft for more details.
From Jennifer Sachs:
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