pittsburgh steelers Defensive end TJ Watt is still laughing at himself days after posting a video of himself accidentally falling into his swimming pool, a video he says his friends encouraged him to share on social media.
After Thursday’s OTAs, reporters couldn’t help but ask Watt about video showing him falling into his family’s pool after he apparently misjudged how far the ledge extended.
«I don’t know how I lost my step, but I did and a minor athlete would have hurt me,» Watt said with a smile.
STEELERS STAR TJ WATT LAUGHS AT HIMSELF AFTER FREELY FALLING INTO POOL
In the video, Watt’s dog appears unconcerned about his owner’s downfall, but the five-time Pro Bowler addressed the cause of his dog’s lack of concern.
«He was very calm. I’m happy to be calm. The dog didn’t react the way I wanted, but that’s because I yelled at him two minutes earlier because he was digging in some mud, so that’s the background to that story.»
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Watt said he received several messages after posting the video from those who were concerned about possible injuries, but said the only reason he shared it online was because he wasn’t actually injured.
«Too many, too many. The only reason I posted it was because I didn’t get hurt. It was all so much fun and I put it in the group chat, and they said, ‘That’s too funny not to post. I might as well post that.'»
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Watt is entering his seventh season in the nfl, all with the Steelers. He has totaled 77.5 sacks and led the league in 2020 and 2021 with 15 and 22.5, respectively.
He dealt with injuries last season that saw him miss seven games.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.