When defensive coordinators and their players brainstorm this season on ways to shot down Seattle’s rookie receiver Golden Tate, they might want to consider a little sticky, glazed piece of dough we all know as a maple bar.
According to TMZ’s report, Tate was issued a “trespass warning” and nothing else.
The trespass warning comes on the heels of remarks made by Tate in April to a Pittsburgh radio station (thanks to ProFootballTalk for the link):
“Being at Notre Dame, you’re used to being under the microscope, so I’m used to having all eyes on me,” Tate told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. “Anything I do, anywhere I go. My mother and my father taught me what’s right and what’s wrong, so I don’t think I have a problem making any tough decisions.”
UPDATE: Accroding to a report by the Associated Press, Tate apologized Tuesday for entering Top Pot, which turns out to be conveniently located in the bottom of the building he lives in:
“Freshly baked. I made the mistake of — a buddy made the mistake going in grabbing a couple. We ate them,” the former Notre Dame star said after an organized team activity. “This is the wrong type of media I want to bring to the organization.”
In the same AP report, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll commented on the issue:
“No, I’m not disappointed at a guy being at a doughnut shop at 3 in the morning when they got maple bars like Top Pot has,” Carroll deadpanned. “However, under the circumstances, I think they were closed or something like that, trying to close, or whatever,” the coach said. “That’s definitely wrong. We’ve talked about it, addressed it. He’s remorseful and all that. I do understand the lure of the maple bars.”