After Barfing On Field, Bengals Jackson Carman Doesn't 'Recommend' Eating Mom's Spaghetti in Detroit

Bengals guard Carman had to leave Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions after vomiting on the field. And based on some Tweets, we’re pretty sure '8-Mile rapper' Eminem was involved.

click to enlarge Eminem at the grand opening of his Detroit restaurant, Mom's Spaghetti, in September - PHOTO: JOE MAROON/DETROIT METRO TIMES
Photo: Joe Maroon/Detroit Metro Times
Eminem at the grand opening of his Detroit restaurant, Mom's Spaghetti, in September

UPDATE: A complex turn of barfing events. Carman now says he in fact did not eat at Mom's Spaghetti before Sunday's game. He still threw up though, and you, as a human, can still eat at Mom's Spaghetti in Detroit, Eminem's restaurant inspired by his lyrics about pasta and barfing. 


Bengals guard Jackson Carman has some dining recommendations for those visiting Detroit, and eating at rapper Eminem's recently opened Mom's Spaghetti (yes, that is the restaurant's real name) is not one of them.

During the Bengals vs. Lions game Sunday — which the Bengals handily won 34-11, their first "back-to-back road win since the 2015 AFC North title season," says bengals.com — Carman unexpectedly left the field during the third quarter.

The Bengals tweeted it was due to an "illness" and his return was questionable.  

Carman apparently barfed on the field, but was able to walk himself to the medical tent, according to Bengals fan site Cincy Jungle.

Some speculated it may be COVID-related since he had just come off the NFL's COVID reserve list on Friday.

But Carman cleared things up when he tweeted he "would not recommend eating Moms spaghetti when you visit Detroit."

Hindsight is 20/20.

We take you back to Saturday, Oct. 16 at 6:50 p.m. when Carman fatefully asked Twitter for suggestions on what to eat in Detroit. Some of the top few comments suggested “Mom’s Spaghetti.”

Just a mere 24-ish hours later, that spaghetti would be on Ford Field.

Eminem opened Mom's Spaghetti at the end of September. According to CityBeat sister paper Detroit Metro Times, the Rap star previously hosted a similar pop-up in 2017 to celebrate the 15th-anniversary of his film 8 Mile and the new eatery is an expansion of that. 

The menu includes spaghetti, spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti with veggie meatballs and spaghetti sandwiches. 

The restaurant name refers to a lyric in Eminem's "Lose Yourself," where he mentions throwing up the titular pasta: "His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy/There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti."

Doubly ironic due to Carman's recent circumstances.

Carman didn't say what he ate, but here's what a container of Mom's Spaghetti looks like before it comes back up:

click to enlarge Mom's Spaghetti - PHOTO: JOE MAROON/DETROIT METRO TIMES
Photo: Joe Maroon/Detroit Metro Times
Mom's Spaghetti

And if you feel like eating your own plate of meat-topped pasta today, Gold Star chili in Cincinnati is offering BOGO 3-, 4- and 5-Ways to celebrate the Bengals win.

And here's a music video where people just replaced a ton of the "Lose Yourself" lyrics with the word "spaghetti."

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