Lions head coach Dan Campbell is well known for his colorful anecdotes. And ahead of his second season as leader of the Lions organization, he provided the NFL world with another one of those stories.
During a recent pre-draft press conference, Campbell discussed an unnamed player from his time as a tight ends coach in Miami (2010-15).
He said the Dolphins player came in everyday "reeking of alcohol," but his work ethic and love of the game outweighed any potential issues he may have brought.
"I remember I had a guy in Miami, god he loved ball," he said, per Detroit insider Dave Birkett. "He was a dynamic football player, but he came in everyday reeking of alcohol. He was probably on a bender for who knows how long, but god he loved football. He showed up, he didn't have any [missed assignments], he hustled non-stop, and it's like, you know what? You'll find a way to make that guy work. Not saying we want those guys, but he loved ball, and he had success. And he's still playing today, by the way."
It's unclear who Campbell may have been referring to in this story, but the Lions leader says that player is still playing in the league today.