Investigation: Former NFLer spotted in gear on Philly fireground

Some say the former Philadelphia Eagle traded game tickets for fire department ride alongs; it is unclear if he went in burning buildings

By Eliot Shorr-Parks

PHILADELPHIA — After photos surfaced last week of former Eagles offensive lineman Danny Watkins at the scene of a fire in 2012, the Philadelphia Fire Department has launched an internal investigation into whether Watkins violated fire department policy by being at the scene, has learned.

In the photos, Watkins can be seen in official Philadelphia Fire Department gear as firefighters extinguish a blaze at Aramingo and Wakeling streets in Philadelphia. Whether Watkins entered the building is not clear.

Philadelphia Fire Chief Peter Crespo told that even though Watkins might have signed a waiver, acknowledging the danger, the department is treating the investigation as a "serious" matter.

Full story: Investigation launched into ex-Eagle Danny Watkins' possible involvment in fighting fires

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