Jon Kitna came out of retirement where he was a high school math teacher and football coach in Tacoma, Wash. to sign with the Dallas Cowboys in the wake of Tony Romo’s back injury and having him back in the NFL brings back memories of his “naked guy” Halloween costume in 2007 while with the Detroit Lions.
Kitna dressed up as a naked guy at his teammate, Mike Furrey’s charity Halloween bowling event and got some assistance from his wife. A naked guy you ask? Well in 2007, on the eve of Rod Marinelli’s first game as head coach of the Lions his assistant coach Joe Cullen was arrested for driving through a Wendy’s naked.
You can watch the video of Kitna and his wife in their costumes from this video from Fox 2 Detroit via Quo Vadimus.
Some may think this is done in poor taster and Kitna crossed a line with this costume, but Kitna defended his actions on WDFN radio and said he spoke with Cullen after the party, and there was no problem with the costume.
If you’re wondering whatever happened to Cullen, well he’s the defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns where his intensity and enthusiasm is helping to mold the young line.
Unless something crazy happens on Sunday we’re not likely to see Kitna on the field on Sunday as the Cowboys need to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles to win the NFC East and get into the postseason.
[h/t to Deadspin]