ANAHEIM — Cheta Ozougwu is as much a fan of the characters at Disneyland as he is of an animated one on the NFL Network. He wanted to meet Mickey Mouse before Warren Sapp on Tuesday.
A trip to Disneyland was in store before Ozougwu rode to Culver City to do an interview on the NFL Network.
Ozougwu planned to high-five Mickey Mouse on his first trip to Disneyland. Later in the day, he could shake the right hand that helped Sapp record 961/2 sacks during his 13-year NFL career as a defensive tackle.
Before Ozougwu made it into the amusement park, he walked around by himself. No one really noticed the 6-foot-2, 247-pounder with bulging arms. He wore a Houston Texans jersey, as if that might set off alarms that the last player selected in the NFL Draft was about to be in Mickey's house.
The jersey did not enhance his appearance. Mr. Irrelevant lived up to his nickname. Kids were more fascinated with Disneyland, which was open for business, unlike the NFL, which has locked its doors.