Chiefs QB alerts neighbor to house fire
In the NFL, quarterbacks have to be quick on their feet. That applies to the offseason, too.
KMBC.com reports that Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel alerted a nearby neighbor that her house was on fire. The fire broke out late Thursday in the Cass County gated community, the television station reports.
The television station also reported that neighbors said Cassel's wife first spotted the smoke and flames from the neighbor's chimney. Cassel then ran to the neighbor's house, ran the doorbell, pounded on the front door and began to circle the house when he saw the woman come outside.
"I know Matt wouldn't want this kind of attention, but I definitely think he was a hero last night," an unidentified neighbor told the television station.
The woman told the television station she didn't realize her house was on fire. Nobody was hurt in the incident. Fire marshals have reportedly not determined how the fire was started. There was significant damage to the home, but it wasn't a total loss.
"I wasn't heroic at all," Cassel said. "I just ran up to the house and alerted them. The real heroes are the firefighters."