If you’re one of those people who want to know exactly what went down the night Jason Pierre-Paul blew up his hand, you’re in luck.
JPP took Sports Illustrated along for a detailed breakdown of the Fourth of July fireworks incident that claimed some of his digits. As you can see below, he says he was popping fireworks all night (from his U-Haul stash) for his sister’s birthday —and the kids, of course— until he lit one that just went off on him:
EXCLUSIVE: Jason Pierre-Paul relives the July 4th fireworks accident that changed his career.https://t.co/fJ5q1HAhjH
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 11, 2016
Of course, JPP still managed to land a one-year deal with $8.5 million guaranteed this offseason, so he’s lucked out quite a bit.