Video Ho: Washington Redskins receiver Devin Thomas makes an appearance in Fantasia’s new video. Said Thomas, “She just needed a young sexy man in her video, and my name came up.” Fantasia originally targeted Albert Haynesworth for the role, but he was replaced after refusing to attend rehearsals following a disagreement with the director over his blocking. [DC Sports Bog]

Cartoonish Violence: The NFL is teaming up with Nickelodeon to create some animated content that will feature the voices of various players and coaches. Man, those kids are going to love Rex Ryan. (slaps SpongeBob on the ass, hard) THAT’S GOOD HUSTLE! [@LarryWeisman]

Trendspotting: ESPN’s Outside the Lines did a report on the growing use of Purple Drank (aka Lean, Sizzurp) amongst athletes. The report has resulted in the internet laughing at ESPN for being rather late to the party. Of course it’s all new to the venerable TBL, who says the concoction sounds “delicious” (it is, insomuch as it’s nothing but sugar, water, and drugs). Out of curiosity I went back and looked for the first mention of drank at KSK. It came way back in September of 2006 when the late Terrance Kiel was busted for shipping bottles of the key ingredient back home to Texas. [ESPN]