USA Today Chris Cooley tried to get some perks written into his contract when he re-signed with the Washington Redskins on Monday following the injury to starting tight end Fred Davis.
“Literally, I have text correspondence trying to negotiate a case of beer into my contract,” he told the DC Sports Bog. “They wouldn’t do it. I wanted it in writing so much.”
This story is awesome. The Redskins unceremoniously cut Cooley, their long time starting tight end this offseason, and when starter Fred Davis tore his Achilles tendon the team came crawling back. Cooley said I’ll play football again and sign in the dotted line, but only if you throw in a case of beer, and I want it in writing. Awesome.
Chris Cooley has always been a pretty funny dude, and his off the field antics are the stuff off legend. Here are a few highlights:
– Cooley dated (and then married) a Redskins cheerleader named Christy Oglevee, who was fired by the club when they discovered the relationship.
– At the opening coin toss of games he would introduce himself to referees and opponents by his nickname “Captain Chaos”.
– Cooley majored in Art at Utah State and does pottery in his spare time.
– Cooley is known for what he describes as his “Animal House Persona” and his love of heavy metal music, his crazy hair styles and wearing short shorts at practice. A true living legend.