Darius Slay Needed Some Help Getting to Practice on Time After Car Issues

Cornerback Darius Slay may have just become one of the highest paid defensive backs in football but he forgot to spend money on one important thing: gasoline.

On Friday, cornerback Darius Slay and the Detroit Lions agreed on a 4-year, $50.2 million contract extension. On Saturday, Slay ran out of gas on the highway on his way to practice.

Slay was cruising down I-96 listening to his music when he hit the gas pedal, only to realize his car wasn't going any faster. His first thought was to call his girlfriend, who was out and didn't answer. Slay tweeted that he was able to use a road assistance feature in his car to get gas brought to him.


The good news is that Slay actually managed to get to Lions headquarters in time for his 2:00 meeting and didn't miss any practice time.

Slay's new contract will make him the seventh highest paid corner in the league and signing it reportedly brought him to tears. The fourth year DB has started all 32 games in the last two seasons after making 4 starts in his rookie year. He has 154 combined tackles, four interceptions and 35 passes defended in three seasons.

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