Devin White is not afraid of some little old global pandemic that is responsible for the deaths of millions of people around the globe.
The Tampa Bay Bucs linebacker is reportedly getting set to have a massive gathering of around 2,000 people in Louisiana this weekend, and that is despite coronavirus fears.
According to TMZ Sports, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2019 1st-round pick is set to hold his 2nd annual “Trail Ride” at his “Get Live Stables” in Cotton Valley, La. on Saturday.
Mayor of Cotton Valley, C.C. Cox, told TMZ he believes roughly 2,000 people will show up to the 20-acre property for the get-together.
“But, Cox says he’s not anticipating it to be a coronavirus-concerned crowd … saying, to his knowledge, mask-wearing and social distancing will NOT be enforced at the event.
“He was raised here,” Cox said of the 22-year-old former LSU linebacker. “He wants to come into town and he wants to throw a big party.”
Despite COVID-19 cases surging in Louisiana, Cox tells us he never tried to stop White from hosting the event … and added, “That’s what he wants to do, he can do it, you know?”
Cox says there WILL be Louisiana State Troopers patrolling the party as well as officers from the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office … although he says they will NOT be there to enforce social distancing guidelines.
“You just got to accept it,” Cox said. “I’m ready for it.”
The first annual “Trail Ride” can be seen below:
TMZ reached out to the Louisiana State Police and a spokesperson stated they will be at the event concentrating “on traffic issues/enforcement.” Although when asked about the enforcement of social distancing guidelines, the spokesperson said, “LSP will assist with whatever needs arise.”
White started 13 games for the Bucs as a rookie last season, racking up 91 total tackles, an interception, 2.5 sacks and 3 forced fumbles.