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Fletcher Cox will play in a Super Bowl, claims he has never watched one

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 17: Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts against the New York Giants during the first quarter in the game at MetLife Stadium on December 17, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox will finally get to see a Super Bowl this year, because he’ll be playing in it.

Cox said Wednesday that he doesn’t know what the hype surrounding the Super Bowl is like because he has never watched a Super Bowl.

I don’t watch football,” Cox said, via “I don’t watch sports . . . I’ve told you that before. I don’t watch sports. You know that.”

If he’s not a big football fan, Cox is far from alone among NFL players. Patriots linebacker James Harrison said recently that he doesn’t watch football either. Not everyone with great talent for playing a sport also enjoys watching that sport. There are probably more players who don’t watch football than most fans would think.

UPDATE 5:42 a.m. ET: As a reader pointed out, Cox sure seems to have been watching the Super Bowl three years ago, as he posted this tweet at the precise moment that Malcolm Butler intercepted Russell Wilson.