NFL punt returner Britain Covey is two games into his rookie season with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, his ties to the team haven’t been strong enough to get him noticed by Philly’s parking lot attendants.
Scheduled to join his team during a game against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Covey was scheduled to park his car in a private player parking lot outside Lincoln Financial Field. Teammates had told him to tell parking attendants he was “elevated” to the Eagles’ active roster and let him in.
But when Covey drove up to the lot entrance with an Eagles practice squad parking pass, attendees didn’t recognize him.
“When I told them I was ‘elevated,’ they said, ‘Look, you don’t have permission for that.’ And I said, ‘No, I’m a player!’ And they said, ‘We’re sorry, man,'” Covey recalled.
“I do not think so [they knew who I was], which is understandable. I mean, I have to prove myself in Philly before I deserve to be there,” he added.
Covey later claimed he had to park himself among the Eagles’ tailgaters and was eventually allowed into the game where he racked up three carries for 14 total yards.
Hear their parking woes in a video shot by reporter Howard Eskin below:
The layoff was no bad luck for Philadelphia. The Eagles beat the Vikings 24-7 on Monday night.