NFL wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth, who found out Friday that he has been cleared to resume football activities following a hot air balloon accident, had a brush with the CIA after the former Washington Redskins wideout snapped a picture standing in front of a roadside sign for the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
The 32-year-old Stallworth explained the situation with a series of tweets on Twitter, here’s what he said:
“Taking that pic in my avi, I came eerily close to being sent to #GuantanamoBay… Lucky for me, he was a #Redskins fan and gave me a pass!”
“Y’all think I’m joking. They rolled right up on me and I hadn’t been there for more than 2 mins, tops. The 1st Q was, “what are you doing?”
“The second question was, “why were you taking pictures in front of the sign?” To which, I started to understand sh*t was about to get REAL”
“That’s when I told buddy, “I live not far from here, I play for the #Redskins (yes, I pulled that card), and I love my country.” Lol”
“He looks at me and asks, “Stallworth?” In which I replied, “ummm, depends who’s asking?”
“But he was cool. We laughed it off. Until that day, I had no idea the #CIA had police.”
“Before we parted ways, he did inform me that, ” #they don’t like people taking pictures around here.” I thought to myself, who is ‘they?'”
Stallworth and his girlfriend were involved in a hot air balloon accident in Miami in March. Both suffered burns when the balloon they were riding in crashed into power lines.
Now that he has been cleared to play, Stallworth hopes to land on an NFL team this offseason. He’s played for six different clubs since 2006 and has only 44 catches in the past three seasons. He played in 11 games for the Washington Redskins in 2011 and just one game for the New England Patriots in 2012.[For The Win]