Torry Holt, the newest receiver for the New England Patriots, describes it as a “symbol of my work.”
I call it disgusting.
I’ve broken more fingers than the average person, and some are a little bent, but this is on another level. Holt says the finger has been dislocated too many times, and that he just pops it back in himself.
”One game we’re in Seattle, and I came off the jam and it popped out,” Holt told the Boston Herald. ”If you see the film, I’m popping it back in, running, the ball’s thrown, I catch it, get up, give the ball to the ref, make sure my finger’s (back in), run out, get it taped a little bit, run back in. There’s times where it pops out during the play, but I’m so subtle, I pop it back in. I’ve gotten better than the trainers in terms of popping fingers back in.”
But he’s actually proud of the nearly 90-degree finger.
“But, again, it’s just a symbol of the work I’ve put in the National Football League,” Holt continued. “The reason I like it cuz it’s like a symbol of . . . I’m representing the old school players, the Deacon Jones’ the Merlon Olsen’s, because the old school players played with these. So this is a representation of those guys.”