Of course, the three spent the next few minutes hanging out backstage and taking some pictures to help prove this wasn't the most inventive excuse since the original "dog ate my homework."
Problematic Athletes Go The Extra Mile For Their Infirm Fans
Throughout his football career, Randy Moss was most famous for being a massive wang to journalists, owners, teammates, and even his own fans. So it baffled reporters when they found out that off the field, Moss is an awesomely good dude who's great with kids. In 1998, two-year-old Kassi Spier caught the wide receiver's attention by shouting his name at a training camp. The toddler would follow Moss around, and the two quickly became buddies, holding hands and eating lunch together. But unlike most camp relationships, this unlikely friendship was made to last.
Moss stayed in touch with tiny Kassi, and was there when her life turned all shades of ugly. At the age of four, she was diagnosed with leukemia. At eight, she lost her dad in a car crash. At 17, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. But throughout it all, Moss remained by her side, taking any free time he had to visit her and offer support, love, and ridiculous toys. And when Kassi graduated from high school, Moss flew over to hand her the diploma.
Like Moss, NBA player J.R. Smith was less known for his basketball skill than for his skill at choking hecklers. Which is why people's minds were pleasantly blown when they found out that Smith was good friends with Brad Hennefer, a fan with Down syndrome. Hennefer and Smith actually met while golfing, and the pair quickly bonded over their shared love of the sport.