Packers' Hawk has sick experience with Blue Angels
The Green Bay Packers' A.J. Hawk wasn't going to turn down a chance to fly with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, even though he knew he'd throw up -- which he did more than once. Still, he said the experience was "awesome" and he'd do it again.
Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk celebrates being inverted in the air during his flight with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels.
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By Paul ImigFOX Sports Wisconsin
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A.J. Hawk has been trying for years to join the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels for a flight. When the Green Bay Packers linebacker finally got up in the air with them, it might have been a bit more exhilarating than Hawk anticipated.
"Oh, I was terrible," Hawk said. "I puked two-plus times."
Hawk sprinted out of a Packers offseason training activities practice to join the Blue Angels, who were in La Crosse, Wis., for an air show. Fortunately for the pilot, Hawk followed correct procedure when it came to his queasy stomach.
"I didn't puke on him," Hawk said. "I got it in the bags. I was apologizing to him the whole time because I got sick like minute 12 or 13 and we were up there 50 minutes. I was just trying to not die up there.
"I'm a baby anyway. I get car sick, so I knew I was going to be sick up there."