Roundup of athletes' April Fools' Day jokes
April Fools' Day brings out the prankster in a lot of people and athletes are no exception, so Extra Mustard is watching to see the various shenanigans players are up to.
Greg Jennings got the festivities off to a quick start by teasing that he would be announcing which team he signed with at 1 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
Attention media outlets and NFL insiders: There will be no leaks inside the Jennings camp! You will all find out the same time as the fans!— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) April 1, 2015
Tonight 10 PM PST.— Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) April 1, 2015
When the time came, of course, Jennings had no team to announce.
Tom Brady was up next, with a clever reference to his basketball game with Michael Jordan last week.
Seahawks' linebacker Bruce Irvin made an attempt at an April Fools' joke by tweeting a DUI confession.
After I had a few drinks. I will do everything to get ur trust back and will become a better person after this.— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
He quickly revealed that he was in fact "joking."
How many of yall thought I was serious ?! Haha April fools!!!— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
Irvin then found out many on Twitter did not think drinking and driving to be a laughing matter.
Ok it was a joke didn't meant to disrespect anybody. Damn relax— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
I apologize to all the 12's and my wvu fam if I offended u didn't mean to at all. So yea that's pretty much all the people that matter.— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
I'm banning myself from Twitter the rest of day. U trolls have fun killing my mentions i got work to do— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) April 1, 2015
Caroline Wozniacki let her fans know that she had been bitten by the acting and modeling bug after her appearance in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue and was retiring from tennis.
1/2 As of today I am officially announcing my retirement from tennis and I am going to focus on TV and modeling.— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) April 1, 2015
2/2 I want to thank all of you for the amazing support over the years, it's been truly amazing! It wouldn't have been the same without you!— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) April 1, 2015
Mike Magee of the Chicago Fire fooled soccer fans on twitter by changing his profile to look like Jozy Altidore's and posting a response from the USMNT striker in regards to his red card in the team's Tuesday match against Switzerland.
Julian Edelman threw a half-hearted attempt at an April Fools joke out when he tweeted a pic of himself in a Red Sox uniform, with the hashtag #aprilfools. We expected better from the mind behind this gem.
The Sacremento Kings are putting a "52-foot tall, 6-ton cowbell" on top of their stadium.
Keep checking back here for athletes' April Fools successes and failures.