Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown is nearly HIT by a car during a charity bike ride in Philadelphia… as the Pro-Bowler jokes that a rival Cowboys fan might be behind it after he ‘saw a star’ on the plate’
- Brown narrowly avoided a collision but dropped his phone in the process
- He jokingly fanned the flames of Philly’s rivalry with Dallas at the same time
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In a terrifying moment, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown was nearly hit by a car during a charity bike event.
The All-Pro wideout rode in the sixth annual Eagles Autism Challenge bike ride, broadcasting the event while riding.
As the receiver passes an intersection, you can hear people in the background shouting ‘woah!’ and ‘hey!’.
Then, Brown’s phone appears to fall to the road, then stops while looking up at some power lines.
Afterward, Brown tweeted to his fans letting them know he was fine and unharmed.
AJ Brown almost got kicked out of a car on his bike ride this morning while participating in the Eagles Autism Challenge race, via his IG Live.
He seems to be okay, just a close call.pic.twitter.com/h8aON1yufl
— Eagles Nation (@PHLEaglesNation) May 20, 2023
Philadelphia Eagles wideout AJ Brown narrowly avoided a car wreck Saturday afternoon
Brown was on IG Live during the event, until he dropped his phone to avoid a collision
But the receiver was okay and unharmed — tweeting the same day that he was fine
Brown also fanned the flames of the Cowboys rivalry, one Dallas fan’s joke may be behind it
‘I’m fine with everything,’ wrote the receiver. ‘Someone ran to the stop side [angry face emoji].’
‘I didn’t fall off my bike, I just dropped my phone and went off the road. Stay safe everyone.’
In a later tweet, the two-time Pro-Bowler jokingly accused a Cowboys fan of being behind it all as he claimed, ‘I think I saw a star on the license plate’.
While a member of Cowboys Nation likely didn’t mean to punch Brown, the joke sparked a rivalry that lasted until the final day of last year’s regular season.
Dallas and Philadelphia jockeyed for the top spot in the NFC East in the 2022 season, with the Eagles winning the latter.
Brown earned a Pro-Bowl and a second-team All-Pro selection after catching for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2022.
For the charity event itself, the Eagles said they raised $6.2million for autism research and care programs.