Thursday, August 4, 2011

Free Sav Rocca!

Sav Rocca
((ht: nbcwashington))

It appears the Washington Redskins are still waiting for their punter to get a work visa and report to camp.

New punter Sav Rocca, from Australia, has not gotten the "O.K" from the government to have said Visa and thusly show up in the U.S.

Apparently, slightly loony Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan has an idea to get Rocca here. Marry an American.

We think he was kidding, but Shanahan told reporters Thursday morning Rocca has a job here in the U.S. He also said, "Eventually they'll let him go or, at least, I'm hoping they'll let him go. If not, I told him to get married to an American and that'll make it easier."

Except Rocca is already married.

Anyway, here's the story from NBCWashington including some quotes from Rocca, RIGHT HERE

Rocca, a former Australian Rules Football star, kicked for the Eagles the last few seasons and apparently made a pretty good impression, developing quite the following. Much like the Hispanic Baseball players, he's struggling probably because we aren't exactly known here in the U.S for our bureaucratic efficiency.

He'll eventually show up, and the Redskins will be fine. The only real question here, and without the video it'll be tough to tell, is whether Shanahan was kidding...or not.

Here's Rocca face planting Roscoe Parrish with a tackle. Nice!

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