Friday, July 25, 2014
Recruit's surprise not a gator, but still great
By Derek Tyson
The Florida Gators received a commitment from three-star offensive tackle George Brown Jr. on Friday afternoon -- but it was how he made that commitment that has made waves nationally.
Brown announced his decision by pulling out what everyone -- including almost all of Twitter -- thought was a baby gator.
Only one small problem: It is illegal to possess a gator in Brown's home state of Ohio. So what was thought to have been a baby gator was actually a dwarf caiman.
The small caiman is possessed by a company called Coolcrittersoutreach.com, which is an outreach program that displays wild animals to children for various events.