Sports groupies? Sure we know they exist. Part of being an athletic “rock star” and, for the single men, considered one of the perks.
But importing in women using Facebook and–horrors!–Myspace, for an away game and stocking an entire hotel floor with them? Now that goes a little beyond picking up a young honey at the locker room door to take back to your hotel room. Apparently this little tradition was kept a secret in the NFL until the Kansas City Chiefs’ Dwayne Bowe opened his big mouth to ESPN The Magazine last week.
We’re wondering how popular he is with his teammates at this point? Here’s more from ESPN:
No one, at least inside the organization, wants to talk about Bowe’s story, the one he told to ESPN The Magazine for last week’s edition. He said teammates arranged for women they met on social networking sites to meet them at a hotel during a road trip to San Diego in 2007, his rookie season. Calling it “importing,” Bowe said the women were flown in three or four days in advance and took up the entire floor of the hotel. He said the women knew just about everything about the players.
“You hear stories about groupies hanging out in hotel lobbies, but some of my teammates had it set up so there was a girl in every room. The older guys get on MySpace and Facebook a week before we go to a city; when a pretty one writes back, they arrange to fly her in three or four days in advance,” Bowe told ESPN The Magazine.
Outside the team, it’s caused quite a stir around Kansas City, a juicy plotline for an ordinarily run-of-the-mill part of the offseason.