Davon House faced The Terminal-esque peril Monday night at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
House, who recently returned to the Green Bay Packers following a two-year sojourn in Jacksonville, needed to be at OTA practices Tuesday morning. With his flight missed and rental cars unavailable, the veteran cornerback could have pulled an A.J. Hawk, his ex-teammate who famously took a $1,000 cab ride to avoid missing practice in 2009.
Instead, House turned to his 35,000 Twitter followers.
Any packer fans in Minnesota want to take a trip to Green Bay �� maybe I can hitch hike a ride ��— Davon House (@DavonHouse) June 6, 2017
Two Wisconsin brothers -- Chad Johnson of Eau Claire and Mike Johnson of Hudson -- quickly came to his rescue. Chad and Mike tell ESPN they even packed a pillow so House could rest during the ride along Highway 29.
Together, the trio drove four hours from Minneapolis to Green Bay, arriving early Tuesday at Austin Straubel International Airport, where House's car was parked. The hitchhiking Packer was apparently grateful, and insisted the brothers stop by Lambeau Field.
Sure did. Davon was far too gracious. Took us in the locker room, took photos w/ us, signed cleats and gloves. True class act. All @ 3:30am!— Chad Johnson (@chadj19) June 6, 2017
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy was impressed by the late-night road trip. "It tells you about his commitment -- both from our fans and Davon," he said ahead of Tuesday's OTA practice. "He knows the importance of it."
House insisted on chipping in $80 for gas, despite objections from the brothers Johnson, ESPN reports. While Tuesday's practice was voluntary, the 27-year-old pro's one-year, $2.85 million contract includes a $150,000 workout bonus, hence his motivation to book it back to Green Bay.
Appropriately, the saga even included House taking a vicious dig at the Vikings (click date to expand wisecrack).
Correct https://t.co/6PMn7U0bR6— Davon House (@DavonHouse) June 6, 2017
The Vikes will attempt to drive all over House and the Packers on October 15 at U.S. Bank Stadium.