How did Cowboys QB Tony Romo spend his free time this week? He went to the movies. But his date wasn’t Jessica Simpson. It was a homeless man.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Romo paid for a homeless man to see Role Models and then sat with him through the movie.
The homeless man, who gave his name only as “Doc,” was cashing in change at a Dallas movie theater when Romo walked up to the counter and bought Doc a ticket. Romo then invited Doc to sit with him and a friend inside the theater. (When Doc warned Romo that he hadn’t showered in a few days, the QB replied, “Don’t worry about that — I’m used to the locker room.”)
Meanwhile, Romo’s nice gesture is good publicity for the movie, which stars Paul Rudd, a noted Chiefs fan and a one-time member of the NFL Total Access Hollywood Fantasy League. When he was told about this story, Rudd replied: “You know what’s funny? While we were shooting it, I thought, ‘Homeless people will love this movie.'”
And when it was pointed out to him that Doc never actually gave the movie a thumbs-up, Rudd added: “You’re right, he didn’t say he liked it. Actually, he was probably (upset) Romo didn’t opt for Quantum of Solace.”