Darnell Dockett’s most infamous social media sessions

Jul 25, 2016, 9:26 AM | Updated: 11:17 am
Arizona Cardinals' Darnell Dockett, left, signs autographs after NFL training camp football practic...
Arizona Cardinals' Darnell Dockett, left, signs autographs after NFL training camp football practice at Northern Arizona University, Friday, July 27, 2012, in Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Get ready for Darnell Dockett, the uncensored version.

The former Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle will officially announce his retirement Monday afternoon, and while it appears he’s hardly held back in his social media tactics as a current NFL player, it apparently isn’t the case.

Dockett just got on the SnapChat train, and there’s a good chance his outlandish posts and outspoken opinions will only increase as the 35-year-old moves beyond his playing days.

But to remember what potential lies unlocked, we will first rehash the most memorable Dockett social media posts of the past.

An animal lover

That VICE Sports went alligator shopping with Dockett in 2014 isn’t an outlier.

The man loves rare and, usually, dangerous animals.

Dockett infamously discussed his plan to bring a baby tiger to Cardinals practice. For reasons we can understand, he never did.

The traffic stop

Dockett quickly secured his status as one of the best live-tweeters of personal events.

In 2011, he was pulled over for allegedly speeding and refused to allow an officer to search his car. Apparently, Dockett won out in this game of chicken even though he was hungry for some.

Mmhhh, Popeye’s. Anyway, Dockett didn’t get a ticket.

Darnell suffers through jury duty

Dockett’s best live-tweeting came in 2014 when he was summoned for jury duty.

Despite doing everything in his power to be released, Dockett spent hours at a courthouse live-tweeting to the dismay of courthouse employees.

Weird love affairs

Darnell Dockett has a crush on Oprah Winfrey. He reminded us about it quite a few times over the past few years.

There was also this very awkward crush on Katherine Webb, a former Miss Alabama who became famous when she was shown at the 2013 BCS National Championship game, where she was supporting her then-boyfriend and current husband, Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron.

McCarron and Dockett eventually made up following the previous awkward discussion.


As for the rest of Dockett’s antics, well, many could be deemed unsuitable for children. At this point, you might as well give the retired favorite of Cardinals fans a follow on TwitterInstagram, SnapChat and beyond.

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Darnell Dockett’s most infamous social media sessions