After Bart Scott channeled his inner Hulkster for this amazing interview with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio following the Jets playoff win over New England, we learned the full extent of Scott’s pro-wrestling fandom: A huge Hulk Hogan fan growing up, Scott considered it a lifelong dream to one day meet the wrestler. The interview even caught the attention of Hogan himself, who told ESPN that “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.”
But Scott didn’t wait until his football career was over to step into the ring for the first time: He appeared in a segment on TNA iMPACT! last night, which might not be so notable if it didn’t raise questions about whether Scott could have been in violation of his contract, which, via Pro Football Talk, prohibits players from taking physical risks beyond the scope of their employment. The Jets tell Mike Florio they won’t comment on the matter, but a clip from Scott’s (relatively tame) appearance — in which Kurt Angle puts him an ankle lock, causing Scott to “limp” out of the arena — can be found below, so you can judge for yourself.