Portland Timbers Owner Merritt Paulson Bitten by Alligator?

Warning: Article contains an image of an alligator bite you might find unappealing.

Why was Merritt Paulson putting his hand near alligators?

We don’t know, but it appears one of those scaly mothers bit him good. Earlier this week, the Portland Timbers owner allegedly tweeted out a nasty image of his mangled finger.

Twitter user @nomadpdx (h/t Brian Stern of received the image of said finger in a conversation Thursday. It looks less like a human digit and more like a gently used Vienna sausage.

Paulson has since deleted the tweet with the picture, leaving fans in the dark regarding the exact circumstances in which he acquired the wound.

Naturally, the denizens of the Internet have taken to drawing their own conclusions.

I have my own theories.

Whether Paulson’s accident involved a tournament down in Florida and hooking a ball near the wate...

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