When one first encounters former Oakland Raiders and new Seattle Seahawks left guard Robert Gallery, it wouldn’t surprise to learn that this 6-foot-7, 325-pound dude with a long, bushy beard and long hair picked up an affinity for bikes and biker culture during his seven-year stint with the Raiders. And once certain members of the FX show “Sons of Anarchy” discovered that the Raiders were big fans of the show that comes off like a cross between “Easy Rider” and “The Sopranos,” the two groups started to interface.
I found this out when I did a Shutdown Corner podcast last September with Theo Rossi, who played some safety in college and had become friends with Gallery.
“I just got off the phone with Robert Gallery a little while ago,” Rossi told me. “I mean, I love the Raiders … Gallery actually came down and did an extra role on the show. He’s actually in a scene with me in the Samcro [the short name of the club on the show] cut. That was pretty major to me. First, he’s enormous. Second, he’s just the nicest guy in the world.