TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker has a new secret identity: James the 45-year-old dentist, which he pulled out while visiting a Valley bar over the weekend.
Baker tweeted out Saturday night that he had gone to a bar, but did not say which one.
On Monday, reporters asked Baker about the tweet, and if he met any new friends.
"I didn't really meet some friends, but I did have a few conversations, talk to a couple of people," Baker said.
Then, Baker revealed that he had been using a fake name while at the bar.
"My name was James. So, it was cool. I had a good time. I had a couple of waters, [and] had a good time."
Baker also said that his true identity was never revealed.
"It was pretty dark in there. I just walked in there, sat by myself and just drank this water," Baker said.
Baker then said that 'James' has a career outside of football, but it was never shared at the bar.
"We didn't get to that extent, but if they would have asked, my profession, I probably would have said, like, I'm a dentist or something. And they would be like 'You're a dentist? How old are you?' And I'm like, 'I'm 45.'"
James the dentist and the Arizona Cardinals began voluntary OTAs on Monday. The first mandatory minicamp will be held June 14-16.
They will kick off the 2022-23 regular season at home at State Farm Stadium against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on September 11.