When receiver Donte' Stallworth returned to the Patriots earlier this year, there was a question I got from a few folks on Twitter: is Nikko back too?
In his first go-round in New England, Stallworth admitted to having an on-field alter ego, whom he calls Nikko. At the end of our conversation for this piece in today's Sunday Globe, I asked him if that alter ego is still with him.
Stallworth laughed and said he is.
"He only comes out on gamedays. Iím like real calm and chill outside of football but when I get into the games Iím a little different," he said. "It catches people off guard when Iím out there playing and Iím out there cursing and pushing linemen around, because Iím completely the opposite off the field and it catches people off guard, but thatís just the way I play, thatís the way Iíve always played, and thatís just who I am when Iím on the field."