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Mayer Hawthorne interested in Lions' halftime gig

Updated: November 8, 2011, 10:44 AM ET
By Patrick Dorsey

Indie soul singer Mayer Hawthorne wants to make it clear: He's not trying to steal the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving halftime gig.

But he's available for it.

"… in the event that they need somebody," he said.

Yes, the Michigan-native Hawthorne (born Andrew Mayer Cohen) has announced his candidacy to perform at the Lions' Nov. 24 game against the Green Bay Packers, cutting a comical Web clip over the weekend while at the Rolling Stone offices ...

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