“He really is my pet,” Campbell said of how he’d treat the beast. “We just walk around the building. We go out to practice. We’re in 7-on-7. We’re behind the kicker when he’s kicking. We’re just — there we are.”
Campbell added, “I mean, think about it. It’d be outstanding.”
Campbell says he’s approached team owner Sheila Ford about the plan … but, sadly, he admitted there might be too many issues with it all to make it actually happen.
“The problem — I don’t know if PETA is going to allow that,” Campbell said. “That’s going to be hard.”
SPOILER — PETA WILL NEVER EVER APPROVE THAT IN A MILLION, BAZILLION YEARS BECAUSE LIONS AREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE PETS!!
That said … if he somehow gets a lion, Campbell promised he’d take great care of the king of the jungle … and even said he’d let it eat his arm if it meant a Super Bowl ring!!
“That would be better,” Campbell said. “‘Cause it would validate — this is a freakin’ — this is a creature now. This is an animal. This thing is from the wild.”
Campbell’s yet to win a game for the Lions … but he’s undefeated in meetings with the media right now — and we seriously can’t get enough of it.