Football Guy: Eagles WR Britain Covey was turned away from player parking at the Linc before Monday Night Football
Before the start of Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings, the Philadelphia Eagles elevated WR Britain Covey and TE Noah Togiai from the practice squad to the active roster.
Covey, who handled punt return duties for the birds on Monday night, ran into some problems upon his arrival at Lincoln Financial Field. According to reports, Covey “tried to park his car in the players lot” before the game but attendants at Lincoln Financial Field refused to believe that he was actually an Eagles player.
Covey, instead of dropping a “do you know who I am?” card on the attendants, decided to go find parking elsewhere, and ended up at an Eagles tailgate with some fans before the game.
Yes, this is a true story and was confirmed on Twitter by Covey himself.
Britain Covey Parking and Tailgating with Eagles Fans
To recap, Covey just took the news that he couldn’t park with the rest of the team on the chin, didn’t cause a scene or get pissed at anyone, and likely paid $40 for parking, all while stopping to take pictures with Eagles fans tailgating outside the Linc.
Okay if we’re being totally honest with ourselves, if Britain Covey rolled up to the Linc and you didn’t know the Eagles roster from top to bottom, then you can see why an attendant might question if he was a NFL wide receiver. The guy is listed at 5’8″, 173lbs, and again, his first name is Britain, resembling more of a Philadelphia Union soccer player rather than a NFL wideout.
Good on Covey, who played it cool and then found parking at a tailgate, and even stopped to take some pictures with fans. That’s pretty awesome coming from a WR who just got elevated from the practice squad and is playing in his first Monday Night Football game.
Covey joined our guys over on Fox Sports The Gambler last night to tell the story.
Currently working on pulling the audio from the show.
WATCH: Britain Covey Talks Getting Turned Away from Player Parking at the Linc
Side Note: During Monday night’s game, Covey returned three punts for a total of 14 yards.
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