Bengals player who exited for ‘illness’ during Lions game now says he didn’t eat at ‘Mom’s Spaghetti’

Player said he didn’t actually eat at restaurant

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 29: General view of Eminem's restaurant "Mom's Spaghetti" on September 29, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images) (SCOTT LEGATO, 2021 Scott Legato)

The Lions performance wasn’t the only thing making people sick at Ford Field on Sunday.

UPDATE: Carman posted a tweet clarifying that he did not actually eat at the restaurant.

Cincinnati Bengals guard Jackson Carman left the game and went to the locker room with what the team described as an “illness,” and said he was questionable to return. Carman was reportedly feeling a bit queasy, with reports of him throwing up on the field.

Carman had previously asked on Twitter what Detroit was known for food wise. Several people suggested Eminem’s new Detroit restaurant, “Mom’s Spaghetti.”

It appears Carman followed the recommendations and perhaps, it didn’t turn out so well. After the game, Carman tweeted that he wouldn’t recommend visiting the new restaurant.

Of course, we don’t actually know if Eminem’s spaghetti is what made the guy sick. He had just come off of the team’s COVID-19 list, though various reports say he tested negative for the virus.

Either way, the incident gives a new meaning to the Eminem bar, “Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.”

UPDATE: Carman posted a tweet clarifying that he did not actually eat at the restaurant.


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