You may have noticed that the Twitter account of Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (@CutonDime25) has been more corporate than usual in the recent week. It all started last Thursday, August 7th when McCoy tweeted out the following:
This is THE YEAR!!!! My potential is #2000yards. Will I reach it? Stepping up my training and signs point to yes.— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 7, 2014
Then it continued over the next couple of days:
Best throw EVER !! 45s are feeling like Frisbees. #2000yards in view. Ready for tonight’s game. https://t.co/2gvJXaEAOt— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 8, 2014
Back at it. #SingleTireIsForAmateurs CRUSHED IT!! Must help my #Eagles and reach my potential. #2000yards pic.twitter.com/zpaNVHI7t7— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 9, 2014
Seeing in the dark is easy when you’re Shady. #2000yards here I come!!! #Blindfold pic.twitter.com/jO3epjkhdz— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 11, 2014
Then, on Monday night:
I’ll be releasing a video statement in 15 minutes to address speculation surrounding my recent training in the pursuit for #2000yards.— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 11, 2014
#2000yards is a symbol of my potential. My full statement on recent workout speculation:http://t.co/vSW3JrB8JY— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 11, 2014
Ah, there it is. An advertisement for Bounce dryer sheets for men. Just the thing NFL running backs need in order to be able to rush for 2,000 yards.
Full transcript: *clears throat* Thank you all for coming. There's been a lot of talk about my workouts, and whether I've been using something that's helping me reach my potential. The truth is, yes, I have. I'm LeSean McCoy, and I've been using... potential enhancing dryer sheets (PEDS). That's right. Bounce for men. [audible gasp from the media audience]
At first, I had no idea. My equipment manager put it in my dryer without telling me what it was. I trust him, and I didn't ask a lot of questions, but when I got a whiff of that manly scent, I knew something something was different. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to my friends, my family, and most importantly my teammates, for not sharing my Bounce for men dryer sheets. That was selfish and I will do whatever it takes to earn back your trust starting with giving all the guys on my team their own box, signed by me of course.
Through all of this, I've learned a lot. Mostly importantly, that to reach your potential, you need to smell like you can. Thank you, that's all. I'm not taking any questions, but you can take some Bounce for men."
Ha. Very cheesy, but it's at least a little funny at how it pokes fun at the NFL's PEDS policy. (Or at least that's what James Keane would say.)
McCoy's Twitter account finished up tweeting the following tweets.
Proud that my quest for #2000 yards will benefit the @eagles, city and community that I love. Thanks @BounceFresh: https://t.co/cENBjlNguX— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 11, 2014
Thanks to my @Eagles teammates, the quest for #2000yards is possible. Let’s do this.— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) August 11, 2014