Chiefs fan says he took 'NFL hit' in parking meter collision

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Larue Bell just after running into the parking meter-image courtesy Frank Caliendo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City Chiefs fan said he took a “professional NFL hit” when he slammed into a parking meter while trying to catch a pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes during the team’s Super Bowl victory parade.

Forty-three-year-old LaRue Bell, whose collision was caught on video, said that the pass was intended for him but that the defender/parking meter denied him the opportunity Wednesday.

“That was my Super Bowl,” said Bell, who acknowledged he was feeling a little sore when he arrived Thursday at his job with National Beef Leathers in St. Joseph, where he noticed coworkers laughing at the video of the failed pass on social media.

He soon learned millions of others also were watching it on social media. Even Mahomes checked in on Twitter, asking “Yo is the dude who hit the parking meter okay.”