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Lions RB Mikel Leshoure Wearing His Team On His Sleeve

Detroit Lions rookie running back Mikel Leshoure is taking this NFL thing pretty seriously. Or he's just really, really excited about being a Detroit Lion.

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Leshoure showed up for a player-organized workout at Detroit Country Day displaying an impressive tattoo on his left forearm. This guy doesn't just want to wear a Lions jersey. He's wearing the team logo and name, along with the date he was drafted on his flesh. Take a look for yourself:

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The word that comes to mind is "wow." Is this the football equivalent of getting your girlfriend's name tattooed on your arm? Has nobody made the "NFL stands for 'Not For Long'" joke to Leshoure yet?

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His enthusiasm is definitely commendable. I can't imagine getting a Lions tattoo on my arm unless I lost a bet. But then again, I don't owe my livelihood to the team nor any gratitude for them drafting me.

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And like Leshoure said himself, the date he was drafted and the team that selected him won't change, no matter what happens during the rest of his NFL career. Still, you have to wonder if he's in for some laser removal 10 years from now.

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(via Pride of Detroit, where you can view a larger photo)