A Cardinals' Receiver Learned That If You'd Go To Prison On Your Hat's Behalf Then You Shouldn't Bring It To The Club
TMZ- An Arizona Cardinals football player freaked out after he lost his hat in a bar -- and decided it would be a good idea to berate police over it. He got arrested.
The player is Marquis Bundy -- a 22-year-old wide receiver who was partying at International Boutique Nightclub in Scottsdale on Saturday morning when his "praying hands" cap went missing.
Bundy allegedly went off on club security -- claiming someone had stolen the hat. Security took him to a back alley to cool off and that's when cops arrived.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Bundy turned his anger to police -- berating officers who were trying to help out.
Cops say Bundy's friends were BEGGING the NFL player to walk away and leave ... but he refused. The friends even tried to physically rip Bundy away from the cops ... but he wouldn't go.
I'd assume that the vast majority of people are going to laugh at Marquis Bundy and call him an idiot for working himself into an arrestable frenzy over nothing more than a hat. Fortunately for him, the the opinion of the vast majority is worthless, because the vast majority of people aren't hat guys. Let me break this down for those of you that have presentable flow, a redeemable hairline, and the undying need to show your follicles off. Telling a guy that his favorite hat is just an accessory is just as egregiously inconsiderate as telling a girl that her favorite purse is "just a bag". Personally, that's not a slight I would drunkenly bring myself to the brink of sentencing over, but - as a reformed hat guy - I appreciate this particular professional athlete's passion for his headwear. That "praying hands" lid may seem easily replaceable, but it was undoubtedly one that had been perfectly molded to the shape of his head. I have good reason to believe that the unconsolable adult male with plenty of means to purchase a new hat felt naked without the one he came with, and that's the type of vulnerability that will force any man to lash out.
That's why Marquis Bundy's biggest mistake wasn't getting locked up for throwing a tantrum over a lost hat in a club. His biggest mistake was bringing the hat that he was willing to get locked up in defense of into the club. I don't know if they asked him to remove it or if it got knocked off in the shuffle, but that the fact remains that it should have never been present in the first place. If anything, sitting in a holding cell without his hat should have taught the 22 year old a valuable life lesson - hat guys are also sports bar guys. Maybe he didn't have the life experience to know this was the case, but bringing your hat into a non-hat friendly environment is the most disrespectful way you can treat it. You wouldn't walk alone down an alley in the bad part of town during the dead of night, would you? Then why expose your favorite fitted to the same level of imminent danger? To an item that's worn on your most exposed extremity, those strobe lights might as well be the red dots of laser scopes and that's why Marquis Bundy's precious cap is officially resting in peace.