Photo of Ashland Grady from his Twitter account @AshlandGrady.

Former Iowa State football player lures stray wolf out of Walgreens with pizza


Aaron Wimberly won’t be the only Iowa State running back making headlines this season.

imageAshland Grady, former Cyclones running back that’s living a charmed life in Florida, is currently on a two-week trip in Des Moines to teach some of his mixed martial-arts classes and opened up for Chingy last week. He saw that a stray Siberian husky was wondering around on the streets and entered into a local Walgreens, so he decided to help.

He lured the dog out of Walgreens, but not before it had ran amuck in the store for six or seven minutes.

“Everybody in the store was screaming. One guy was like, ‘It’s a wolf!” Grady said. “I ran in there and cornered him and started petting him… and he just came out with me.”

The bait? Two slices of Canadian bacon and pineapple on Alfredo sauce from Big Tomato Pizza.

To be specific, Grady didn’t happen to be eating those slices of pizza. They were old slices he found, but the wolf still fell in love with the former running back.

Turns out that love at first sight wasn’t just a one-way street.

Grady said he was hoping to take the husky home with him, but learned at the animal shelter that it already had a set of concerned owners.

“I’m usually not an emotional guy, but I really liked this dog,” he said.

So there you have it. Grady, who played at Iowa State for a couple years, won $250,000 with the Iowa Lottery three years ago, teaches mixed-martial arts, is a rapper, and saves lives while instantly making anything he touches love him.

He is the most interesting man in the world.

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