Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders (right) introduce the fifth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (BYU) by the Detroit Lions at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Ezekiel Ansah Offered Free Movies For a Year After Wearing 3D Glasses at NFL Draft


Fashion has become a large part of the discussion during major sporting events and Detroit Lions first-round draft pick Ezekiel Ansah stole the show on draft day when he sported some 3D glasses for a little extra flair. Ansah apparently received the glasses when he went to the theaters to see “Thor” and he hung on to them in a move that has now paid off.

According to Brian Manzullo of theDetroit Free Press, Ansah has been offered free admission to IMAX movies for a year.

IMAX reached out to Ansah in a letter to offer him the free year of movies:

“We, at IMAX, couldn’t help but notice your keen sense of style at the NFL draft this year. You made quite a fashion statement with your pair of 3D glasses. As a member of the Detroit Lions, you share our love for the color blue and we would like to add an IMAX silver lining for you – we would love to celebrate your first year in the NFL with the opportunity to see all IMAX 3D movies on us for the next year.”

It was a nice gesture, but with Ansah being a top five NFL Draft selection he certainly doesn’t need the free tickets, but maybe he can hook up some fans with a free viewing.

In other news: Hipsters everywhere are wondering why they never received free movies for a year for wearing their lensless frames.

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  • Ty Kampen

    People don’t realize that he didn’t wear the glasses as a fashion statement. He wore the glasses to all his classes at BYU, because he thought they made him look smarter. He was an actuarial science and math major, and didn’t want to be seen as a “big, dumb jock.” My wife did the same thing in College, wearing glasses she didn’t need, to appear smarter. Personally, I think its kind of funny, but sometimes you gotta do what makes you feel more confident.