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NFL Draft: Lane Johnson tricks Philadelphia media with bear wrestling story

by Jason Kersey Published: April 26, 2013
Former Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson speaks to reporters in Philadelphia. AP PHOTO
Former Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson speaks to reporters in Philadelphia. AP PHOTO

NORMAN — Lane Johnson has apparently taken his comedy act to Philadelphia.

Johnson, selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the NFL Draft’s fourth overall pick last night, told team beat writers Friday that he used to wrestle black bears on his uncle’s ranch in east Texas.

 

A little while later, though, Johnson fessed up, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane that he made it all up.

 

Johnson, of course, gained some notoriety during the 2011 preseason, when his Bob Stoops impression was aired on ESPN’s “All Access” program.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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