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O, by the Way

The Kickoff

August 16, 2007|By BILL ORDINE

Admittedly, the prank that someone in the New York Giants' Albany training camp pulled is garden-variety preseason stuff, but that the victim was tight end Jeremy Shockey just makes it seem funnier.

The excitable and often impolitic Shockey was not pleased to find out after he slipped his hand into a receiving glove that someone had slipped in dye similar to the stuff banks put in special bags of money that covers the crooks.

Shockey, who now sports a purple hand, reportedly had a terse message for the unidentified culprit. "Dead man walking," Shockey said.

But on further review of the considerable ink work already on Shockey's arms, it's a wonder that he's bothered by it (or even noticed it).

bill.ordine@baltsun.com

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