NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Jets defensive leader Bart Scott “can’t wait!” to go prime time.
According to FOXSports.com, Scott will appear with Hulk Hogan next week on Spike’s “TNA Impact.”
“Scott’s NFL contract will likely prohibit him from engaging in much — if any — physical activity,” wrote FOXSports’ Alex Marvez. “But just being involved will allow Scott to fulfill a lifelong dream.”
New York’s talkative linebacker will assist Hogan “in some capacity” during his appearance on March 3.
Scott’s epic “can’t wait!” rant following the Jets’ 28-21 win over New England caught the attention of Hogan — and of YouTube nation.
“I knew when Bart looked down the barrel of the camera he believed in himself and in what he was saying,” Hulk told the Daily News last month. “That makes him a real dangerous man.
“When his career’s over and he wants to make some real money, tell him to give me a call and we’ll break him in the right way.”
Scott has taken a ribbing from coaches and teammates about the interview. Asked last month if he’d seen it, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said “only about 50 times.”
Rex Ryan even got in on the act. The Jets’ boisterous coach opened a news conference before the AFC Championship saying he knows everybody “CAN’T WAIT” for what’s usually a boring injury report.
“It’s kind of funny. I saw it the other day. It’s a classic, no question about it,” Ryan said, noting he was impressed with the way Scott managed to turn palms up while imitating a jet landing as he approached the interviewer.
Scott is cool about it.
“It’s something funny that happened, spur of the moment,” he said. “I probably won’t live it down for a while. It comes with the territory. I don’t mind it.”
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