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Houston Roughnecks Receiver Explains Why He Threw Up During Game

Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Kahlil Lewis had himself a day in Week One of the XFL regular season this past weekend, and that’s not including his production during the game.

Aside from his five catches for 45 yards and a touchdown, Lewis provided the Roughnecks and the XFL with a viral moment. During the game, Lewis actually vomited prior to a play. Video of the moment swept through social media, as Lewis can be seen vomiting just before the ball is snapped.

If you haven’t seen the video yet, you can check it out here:

Speaking to ESPN about the viral moment, Lewis explained that he was celebrating way too hard after just chugging a ton of Gatorade on the sideline. Because of this, Lewis’ stomach fired back.

“Oh my gosh, everybody keeps hitting me up about that,” Lewis said. “I ran down the field when Cam scored, and I was screaming. I caught myself screaming too hard. I was like, ‘Oh, calm down,’ but it was already coming back up. So I was just trying to hold it in. That’s why it all came out at once.

“I was just too excited. I was screaming, and I had just chugged a whole Gatorade. It came up. That is all. It wasn’t nerves. None of that, out of shape. Nothing everybody’s been coming to me with; it’s none of that at all.”

Lewis’ Roughnecks teammate and fellow receiver, Sammie Coates, added that the team has been giving Lewis a hard time about the incident ever since. He called it, “the most disgusting thing I’ve ever seen. It was pretty funny, though. … We’ve made fun of him for a couple days now.”

The Roughnecks trounced the LA Wildcats 37-17 in Week One of the XFL season. They’ll take on the St. Louis BattleHawks this weekend in Week Two.

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