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11-14-2012, 01:52 PM
Perhaps it's a good thing that the Kansas City Chiefs aren't scoring too many touchdowns this year. It's a long-standing tradition, you see, for team mascot Warpaint (an actual horse) to run around the field whenever the Chiefs actually push the ball over the goal line. That's nice in theory, but Chiefs safety Eric Berry does not agree with the entire horse concept. Turns out that the third-year star has quite the case of equinophobia, which puts him in the wrong NFL city in that sense. "Oh, hell nah -- there goes that horse!" Berry was seen to exclaim from the sideline during the Chiefs' recent home loss to the Oakland Raiders. "I don't [expletive] with that horse." "I don't mess with horses, straight up," Berry continued. "Might come over here and throw a tantrum." Berry could be seen walking away from a defensive huddle at the mere sight of the seemingly gentle animal. Warpaint was "retired" in 1989, through the Chiefs brought him back (another version of him, we're assuming) for the team's 50th anniversary celebration in 2009. The Chiefs selected Berry with the fifth overall pick just a year later, which means that someone in the front office forgot to do their Advance Equinophobia Scouting Report. Unfortunately for Berry, Warpaint is now back to stay. From the Chiefs' official website :

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