In midst of lockout, Jeremy Shockey tackles outdoor adventure
Jeremy Shockey found a way to stay in shape during the lockout, and you’ll understand if he wants to take a few days to unwind.
The veteran tight end, who signed with the Carolina Panthers in the brief window of opportunity he had after being released from the New Orleans Saints, competed in the Drambuie Pursuit over the weekend, a 100-mile endurance race in Scotland.
The race, which is more than 250 years old, includes rounds of archery, mountain biking, boating and other outdoor challenges. Shockey’s team, which featured three endurance race veterans from Texas, placed fourth in the competition.
As part of his participation, Shockey is making a donation to the Heath Evans Foundation, which assists children and families affected by sexual abuse.
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