Most NFL quarterbacks carry a cannon when they take the field, but the wife of Dolphins star Ryan Tannehill carries a semi-automatic rifle when cruising around Miami.
The Miami Herald reports Lauren Tannehill, who is not bad looking BTW, rented a Nissan Rogue in early January but brought it back two hours later and rented another vehicle.
That sounds a bit fishy (or at least marine mammaly) already.
The next person to rent the small SUV found a $2,000 AR-15 in the back seat. The lightweight rifle, which the fully automatic M-16 used by the U.S. military is based on, is very popular with civilians and law enforcement agencies.
An AR-15 is perfectly legal to own, but the New York woman who found it said she “felt like throwing up” when she saw it.
The rifle, which is owned by the QB, was turned over to police, who said, “This is certainly the kind of item you don’t want to forget anywhere, but forgetting isn’t a crime.”
I wonder if that would be the cops’ reaction if a Hispanic teenager left a $2,000 gun in a rental car?
The Dolphins say the incident is a “personal matter” for the Tannehills, who may or may not be running an interesting offseason side business.