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STRADDLES Giant Alligator

What a Croc!

7/7/2011 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arizona Cardinals defensive juggernaut Darnell Dockett dropped down into a death-defying 3-point stance last weekend -- directly over a LIVE alligator -- and we're told, he paid $225 for the privilege.

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Since he can't practice with his team ... because of the stupid lockout ... Dockett was hanging out at a place called Holiday Park in the Florida everglades.
 
We're told Dockett took a private tour and airboat ride ... and then stuck around for the gator show ... total cost -- $225.

Afterward, Dockett tweeted that he purchased one of the gators ... but a rep from the park tells us Darnell MUST have been joking, because the animals are all rescues and they're not for sale.

And for good measure, the rep also told us Darnell was "super friendly" during the visit ... and "nice as anything."

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16.

jen    

what is up with the mans shoes??? They look like mary janes.

1213 days ago
17.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Paul Sr from American chopper rode a similar thing in one of their episodes right on the show which was not taped shut

He wasn't scared one bit and rode the thing for about 10 feet right 2 feet away from 100 of them in the water slobbering for him... I think the one he rode was called POPS..

1213 days ago
18.

Londyn    

I love Darnell Dockett! My High School 'PBHS' is his Alma Matter and goes to the footballl games every year. He's a swell guy, very humble.

1213 days ago
19.

en Todo Momento!!    

well if he did buy one, he's gonna need a steel chain leash for the damn thing.

1212 days ago
20.

Kay Kaybear    

The gator's mouth is tied up... so how is that death defying?

1212 days ago
21.

Cynthia    

Bull....for $25 you can take the same picture at Gatorland in Orlando, FL

1212 days ago
22.

KT    

Is that Henkel duct tape?

1212 days ago
23.

David    

Maybe Casey Anthony put the duct tape on. She has experience.

1212 days ago
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