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NFL star breaks arm in pizza incident, gets free pizza for a year

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NFL star Nate Burleson broke his arm in a bizarre pizza-related incident - so the food outlet concerned has given him free slices for a year.

The Detroit Lions receiver broke his arm in two places after crashing his car in truly strange circumstances.

On September 24, Burleson had just bough a takeaway pizza from DiGiorno and, having placed it on the passenger seat, reacted instinctively when he saw his dinner slide off its perch.

The 32-year-old crashed and suffered the injury, which required surgery and led to him being the butt of many jokes.

To ensure that does not happen again, DiGiorno has given Burleson a year supply of free pizza.

Here is a portion of the letter Burleson received from the company that was posted on his Instagram account:

“We hope you are feeling better after your recent car accident and are on the road to recovery! DiGiorno Pizza understands the challenges that come with carryout and delivery pizza so we're sending you a gift along with a year supply of DiGiorno Pizza so you can skip carryout.”

Burleson has embraced being the butt of jokes after his accident.

However, Burleson does not have to worry about carryout pizza anymore.

In fact, it’s no longer delivery for Burleson.

It’s DiGiorno.

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