Truth & Rumors > NFL

Tyler Wilson got drafted by Raiders while at Wal-Mart

Views
3555
Comments
13

07:45 PM ET 04.29 | If you're like the average American, Walmart is the place to buy everything. For Tyler Wilson, it was the place where he heard about his dream coming true. On Saturday, Wilson was tired of waiting for his name to be called in the NFL Draft, so he took a trip to Walmart. Once he got there, a fan asked permission to pose in a picture with him. According to the Log Cabin Democrat, that's when the Raiders came calling. "I kind of felt like everybody in the store at that point had kind of figured out what's going on," he said. "That was fun. We ended up getting out of there without too much harm and ended up getting back and celebrated with friends and family." The Raiders selected Wilson 112th overall in the fourth round, a quarterback out of Arkansas.

Golden Gate Sports

Tyler Wilson, Cal Sport Media via AP Images Tyler Wilson, Cal Sport Media via AP Images
April 30, 2013  01:05 AM ET

Log Cabin Democrat?

April 30, 2013  01:06 AM ET

Isn't Arkansas the home of Walmart? I mean, where else would he be shopping?

It'd be like going to China and shopping at Walmart. Wait, now I'm confused...

April 30, 2013  06:24 AM ET

He was actually submitting an application for employment--- they needed a greeter...

April 30, 2013  07:25 AM ET

Raiders have about 5 QB's eh ?

April 30, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Raiders have about 5 QB's eh ?

Jets had six... so it's not unprecedented.

April 30, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Jets had six... so it's not unprecedented.

I guess they're officially turning the corner from the Pryor experiment.

April 30, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Wait a minute. He was drafted by the Raiders, and he was celebrating? You sure he wasn't just buying his body armor for his drive to work?

April 30, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I guess they're officially turning the corner from the Pryor experiment.

They need to.

April 30, 2013  10:28 AM ET

"We save people money so they can live better and play in the NFL"


Who says Walmart isn't going that extra mile..............

April 30, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Now he can shop at Sak's!!!

April 30, 2013  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Raiders have about 5 QB's eh ?

The 49ers will have 5 QB's in camp
Colin Kaepernick
Colt McCoy
Scott Tolzien
B.J. Daniels
Nate Montana

April 30, 2013  11:47 AM ET

Oh I thought the Raiders were in Wal Mart and found Tyler Wilson on the shelf with a tag that said " Made in China". After all the Raiders are dirt poor in cap room so were else would they find a something cheap.

 
April 30, 2013  11:54 AM ET

As a supporter of Wal Mart Wilson is showing his distrust of Unions so the NFLPA should let him play but will not make him a member. Plus, I'm sure Wilson wouldn't mind playing for minimum wage for the rest of his career and without any kind of medical, you get hurt we throw you off the team.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    D'Antoni's newest 'blunder'
    Views
    1479
    Comments
    778
  2. 2
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    24342
    Comments
    684
  3. 3
    Baseball's top 2015 free agent
    Views
    1462
    Comments
    526
  4. 4
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    3480
    Comments
    504
  5. 5
    The NHL's model franchise?
    Views
    1545
    Comments
    130

SI.com

SI Photos