CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - NFL player Chris Long stood in line for a Powerball ticket just like the rest of us on Wednesday, but he had some fun playing the role of "man on the street" with a TV crew.
During a visit to a Charlottesville, Virginia, convenience store, the disguised Rams defensive end tried to use the name Rod Carriker when a reporter with WVIR-TV asked him what he would do if he won the $1.6 billion jackpot.
"I already told my old lady if we win we're going down to Myrtle Beach for about 10 months and we're going to get a timeshare and the whole nine yards," Long said. "Maybe a big boat, a couple boats, you know, a lot of boats. And we're going to have a great time.”
Employees at the TV station knew exactly who was behind the disguise, and they identified Long by his real name when the story aired on the 11 p.m. news.
Long tweeted, “Some dreams come true finally made the local news tonight.”
Some dreams come true finally made the local news tonight. pic.twitter.com/LmZNouUdoL— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) January 14, 2016