Zack Follett would have just said he made a poor choice of words when he called teammate Matthew Stafford a “china doll,” the story would have gone away quickly.
But now the Detroit Lions linebacker has taken to the Internet with a homemade video to explain how his words were taken out of context. In the 4 minute, 59 second video, Follett explains how Satan is working through the media to bring him down. No, this kind of wacky offseason fodder cannot be made up and the video is right here if you want to watch it yourself.
Then, Follett pointed out it was just one of the many ways Satan works
“Last night, he’s been attacking me through lust,” Follett said. “Trying to bring girls, he knows that that is every guy’s weakness. And I prayed to God and with the power of Jesus Christ, I do no longer have that temptation through a trial God put me through. I went to bed last night not even tripping, you know what I mean, off a lust thought. Praise Jesus. Well now, Satan is like, ‘How else can I get this dude, Z? OK, work through the media.’”
Last night, I broke into my elderly neighbor's house while she was asleep. I tore the plastic cover off her sofa and peed on it. On the way out I replaced her arthritis medicine with laxatives, and stole all of her toilet paper. Satan really got the best of me last night, but round two is tonight. I'M MAKING FRESH POPCORN AND ENJOYING A MOVIE TONIGHT, SATAN!!!!! NO MORE TOMFOOLERY!!!! YOU HEAR ME!!! YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BRING YOUR 'A' GAME, SATAN!!!! BRING IT!!!!
I'm not going to mock anyone's faith (or lack thereof), but I think he forgot one important thing; we have free will. We all have temptations; it doesn't mean we have to give in to them. Dude just sounds weak, to me.
"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln