“Yes, That Was Me,” Sighs Leon Lett For 7,000th Consecutive Day
Former Dallas Cowboy Leon Lett, when approached by curious fans in a Dallas area Cracker Barrel restaurant late Monday evening, sighed wearily and said, “yes, that was me,” for the 7,000th consecutive day, according to area sources.
While it remains unclear whether Lett was asked,”Hey are you that defensive lineman who got caught from behind while showboating in the Super Bowl?” or “Hey didn’t you used to be that guy who touched that ball on Thanksgiving that one time when you weren’t supposed to ?” or even “Hey, that player that got suspended by the NFL three different times for substance abuse. You, right?” Lett’s response was equally fitting for each query.
Although he played in over one hundred and twenty NFL games, recorded twenty-two career sacks, was named to two pro bowls, and was a three time Super Bowl champion with the 1990’s Cowboys dynasty, fans who have recognized Lett over the years have consistently idenitified him by his less prouder moments.
“Hey, um, I’m sorry to bother you,” a young Dallas fan said to Lett early Tuesday at the same Cracker Barrel, “but aren’t you that guy who…”
“Yeah, that was me,” grumbled Lett, as he finished bussing the table and trudged back to the kitchen carrying the bin of dirty dishes and half empty coffee mugs.