VEN (Shawangunk, NY) — David Berkowitz, the 64-year-old Brooklyn man serving a 365-year sentence for the infamous Son of Sam killings in the late 1970s, believes he still “has what it takes” to play in the NFL.
“I’ve had a lot of time to perfect my kicking game behind bars,” the born again Christian told VEN in an exclusive interview Saturday.
“My longest so far is 75 yards, and I routinely split the uprights at 65 yards, which — to be honest — is really a chip shot for me.
“My agent, Paul “Pots and Pans” Scalesi– who is also my cellmate — sent a highlight tape to the Jets and the New York Giants, but we never heard back, which is disappointing.
“Am I being shut out because of my age ( Mr Berkowitz is 64 ) or my unique circumstances? Or because — like Tim Tebow — I’m a born again Christian? It’s hard to say. But you’d think a guy who can kick 75-yard field goals would at least get a tryout, right? So yeah, I guess at the end of the day you could say — looking at my situation — this guy might be being intentionally overlooked by the NFL.”