This NFL Player Took The Hot Car Challenge And Didn't Last Long At All

Just like a dog, but at least he can open car doors.

Tyrann Mathieu is an NFL free safety entering his third year playing for the Arizona Cardinals. On behalf of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), he recently undertook the challenge of sitting in a car with all the doors closed on a hot day — a PSA to show what it's like for the dogs whose owners leave them in the same situation far too often.

On a 90-degree day, Mathieu only lasted eight minutes in the car, where the temperature quickly rose to roughly 120 degrees. The message PETA wanted to send with the video is clear: leaving your dog in the car on a hot day, even for the quickest of errands, can be lethal.


Right from the start, Mathieu's in trouble.

Check out how quickly he gets drenched in sweat:

Two minutes in.

Four minutes.

Six minutes.

Eight minutes.

That's it.

Check out what happens afterward in the full video:


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