Takes a Tiger King to know a Tiger King. Imprisoned Netflix star Joe Exotic wrote a letter to Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow. In the letter, Exotic asked the Bengals QB to help him raise $20,000 for a down payment to hire attorneys.
Burrow is also known as the ‘Tiger King’ given his association with Tigers from his LSU career to now being drafted by Cincinnati. Exotic hints that Burrow is using his nickname and for using the ‘Tiger King’ moniker, he should help him with his legal defense team.
What Did Joe Exotic Say in His Letter?
“I see the news, magazines, as well as yourself calling you the Tiger King. I have been the Tiger King before you got out of high school. Tiger King is my trademark and my intellectual property. How about doing a good deed and helping me raise $20,000 for a down payment to hire attorneys? Maybe paying it forward, God might help you get to the Super Bowl this year, and I could go home for Christmas.”
𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚: Joe Exotic aka “Tiger King” wrote a letter to #Bengals QB Joe Burrow asking him to help raise $20,000 so he can afford to hire attorneys and get out of prison.
Here’s a portion of the letter, written from Joe Exotic to Burrow:
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— JPAFootball (@jasrifootball) September 15, 2023
What Did Joe Burrow Say in His Response?
There has been no indication that Burrow has replied or connected with Exotic in any way. Burrow has other things to worry about with the Bengals 0-1, facing an undefeated Baltimore Ravens team on Sunday. Don’t expect a reply to Exotic’s strange request.
Why Does Joe Exotic Need Legal Representation?
If you’re unfamiliar with the story of Joe Exotic, get your popcorn ready and buckle up. In 2019, Exotic was sentenced to 22 years in prison, being found guilty of 17 federal charges of animal abuse, and two counts of attempted murder-for-hire.
Exotic was a former Chief of Police and ran as an independent candidate for the President of the United States in 2016. Despite being incarcerated, Exotic has stated that he plans to run for President again in 2024.
— Joe Shiesty (@JoeCoolStan) September 8, 2023
Exotic had a famous rivalry with another zoo keeper, Carole Baskin. Baskin is the founder of Big Cat Rescue, and she and Exotic do not see eye to eye. Their relationship went from competitors to rivals.
.@kevinwildes, aka the king of vibes, is expecting a bounce-back game from Joe Burrow & not Josh Allen bc of their press conferences:
"Josh was super bummed out. Joe is out here getting a haircut & laughing. That's why one guy is Joe Cool & one guy is Nervous Josh." pic.twitter.com/2c2WKiYxGI
— First Things First (@FTFonFS1) September 14, 2023
The story of the rivalry between the two of them has captivated a nation. Their story was chronicled in the Netflix documentary, “Tiger King.”
Their story was also documented in the movie — “Joe vs. Carole” — playing on Peacock. The movie dives into the relationship between the two self-proclaimed animal lovers and competitors in a highly competitive business.