J.J. Watt participates in Packers tradition, breaks kid's bike in process

Matt La Fleur highlights Trevor Davis Billy Turner as Family Night standouts

Matt La Fleur highlights Trevor Davis Billy Turner as Family Night standouts

Houston Texans rookie Lonnie Johnson laid into Green Bay Packers rookie Jace Sternberger during joint practices Monday, sparking a huge fight between the two teams.

Unfortunately for the Wisconsin native, who had been eager to participate in the Green Bay tradition of riding a toddler bike into training camp, things didn't go complete as planned Monday.

And Watt's enormous body ruined the bike he borrowed from a young Packers fan. The children were hoping he would pick them to ride their bike to practice. "We have purchased a new bike for the boy", Watt added.

Watt did not hesitate to choose which bike he would ride. "I apologize for that". I mean, that's what it's all about.

And Watt, to his credit, joined the Packers players and fans in one of the best traditions involving National Football League teams.

"Not big-man proof", Watt joked, picking the bike up and slinging over his shoulder.

Over the years, there have been occasions when players and their "bike buddy" become close; earlier this year, offensive lineman Corey Linsley and his wife held a fundraiser for the family of his bike buddy after the father was diagnosed with a potentially fatal bacterial infection.

The Texans will take on the Green Bay Packers this Thursday night in the team's first preseason game of the year. Those are the memories that those kids are going to have for a lifetime. "Like I've said all along, it was a dream of mine as a kid, so it's going to be pretty cool whether I'm playing or not".

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