Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Dump Truck Gets Dumped.

Pittsburgh Steelers cut backup RB Najeh Davenport
11 hours ago

PITTSBURGH — Najeh Davenport was released Saturday by the Pittsburgh Steelers, five weeks after they brought back their former top backup running back following a number of injuries.

Davenport, the Steelers' starter during their wild-card playoff loss to Jacksonville in January, was let go even though starter Willie Parker is not expected to play Sunday against Indianapolis because of a sore shoulder.

Davenport's roster spot was taken by linebacker Donovan Woods, who was taken off the 53-man roster last month but was added to the practice squad. Woods has played on special teams in four games this season.

Davenport, a former Packers player, spent the 2006 and 2007 seasons with Pittsburgh but was released in June. He was re-signed last month after Parker injured a knee, first-round draft pick Rashard Mendenhall was lost for the season with a shoulder injury and fullback Carey Davis sprained an ankle.

In two-plus seasons with Pittsburgh, Davenport ran for 768 yards, seven touchdowns and a 4.3 yards per carry average. He also had three touchdowns on pass receptions

I got that link from a Canadian website. First one to show up other than Wiki and stats...Whathuh?

As for some clarification as to why I refered to him as Dump Truck...

From Najeh Davenports Wiki entry (LOL)
Prior to entering the NFL, Davenport allegedly pulled down his pants and pooped in the laundry basket of a Barry University woman in her dorm room on April 1, 2002. He was then given the nickname "Deuce" by the Packers fans, then renamed "Dookie" by Mike Florio of Fans of The Burgh Blog have also named him: "The Dump Truck", "The Defecator", "Davenpoop", and "The Poopetrator." He has also been nicknamed "The Thundering Turd," and an urban legend has suggested that when he was with the Packers, a letter writing campign to the equipment manager asked for him to be issued jersey number 2 for practice. In a plea bargain, his felony charge of second-degree burglary and misdemeanor count of criminal mischief were dropped in exchange for his completing 100 hours of community service.

Hey PittGirl, you are officially part of his Wiki entry. Score!

Ear Candy SNL...and as per usual its not funny

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