NEWPORT BEACH — Cheta Ozougwu walked into the bar at the Balboa Yacht Club on Thursday with his hands in his pockets. What use did he have for his hands? He doesn't drink alcohol.
Plus, without the hands inside the pockets of his jean shorts, they are empty. Ozougwu doesn't have much money right now. He hasn't received a contract from the Houston Texans because of the NFL lockout.
The last player taken in the NFL Draft is trying to earn a buck or two while in town as Mr. Irrelevant. Members of the Balboa Yacht Club found him work.
A beer can regatta was about to start in the harbor. No one at the bar really knew what the winner of the race won, just that the cans were Ozougwu's to recycle if he wanted to make some coin.
There must have been plenty of cans to collect because it was "Thirsty Thursday" for the sailors in the water. The only problem for Ozougwu was going to be retrieving the cans that fell off the boats and into the water.