With the offseason in full force, somehow, the story of Andy Dalton's missing luggage has taken the nation by storm.
In case you missed it, last week when attempting to travel to Mexico, Dalton and his wife's suitcases fell out of the back of their truck. The trip had to be delayed while #bagsearch2016 began. By the end of the day, the suitcases had been found by a random stranger.
#bagsearch2016 is officially over! Thankful that Robert found our bags. The power of social media is real! pic.twitter.com/3lzPnef0FL— Andy Dalton (@andydalton14) February 11, 2016
Then, upon returning from Mexico, #bagsearch 2016 took on a new life, when American Airlines lost the Dalton family luggage on their way home from their vacation. As Dalton says, it really was unbelievable.
I can't make this up... #bagsearch2016 is back on. @AmericanAir it's your turn to find the luggage now #unbelievable @jjdalton5— Andy Dalton (@andydalton14) February 15, 2016
Luckily, it seems American Airlines found the bags, though Dalton hasn't confirmed whether #bagsearch2016 is officially over, yet.
Bengals defensive tackle Domata Peko was traveling this week himself and TMZ cornered him at LAX to ask for any advice he could share with his Bengals teammate.
"The secret is, I always fly Delta man, Delta always takes care of my bags. They always do a good job... Shout out to Delta," Peko said. Pointing at some Delta luggage tags, he added, "Put your name and number on here and if you lose it someone will give it back to you."
Peko also acknowledged that it's simply some bad luck Dalton has come across.