But after House expressed his frustration on Twitter, two Packers fans—brothers Chad and Mike Johnson—responded and offered him a ride. House accepted and the brothers drove him four hours to Green Bay, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
Chad Johnson described the experience to Demovsky:
"I went to bed and I was scrolling through my Twitter and saw he needed a ride. My brother lives in Hudson; I'm in Eau Claire. I tweeted him that 'I could come pick you up,' and in the meantime I texted my brother that House needs a ride. My brother also tweeted him. He was closer so he swung up to the airport and picked him up, and I met him on Highway 29 so my brother and I could keep each other awake."
The brothers were kind enough to bring House a pillow for the ride in case he wanted to rest. House hooked them up with some swag, paid them $80 for gas—he offered more but the brothers refused, per Demovsky—and gave them the opportunity to take pictures in the team facilities, per Chad Johnson:
"It would've been cool just to get a picture with him there, but he was like, 'Follow me to the stadium and I'll sign some stuff for you.' We told him he didn't need to do that, and he insisted. He has OTAs at 7:30, and here he is at 3:30 in the morning doing this. So he brought us over there, we got to go in the locker room. He signed some shoes and some gloves and let us take pictures with the Super Bowl trophies."
Johnson added, "It was a bad night for him but made memories that will last forever for a couple of lifelong Packer fans."
House, 27, is back with the Packers after two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he registered 77 tackles and four interceptions in 32 games. This offseason he signed a one-year deal with the Packers, the team where he spent the first four years of his career.
After two fans went so far out of their way to help him get to practice, it isn't hard to see why House wanted to return to Green Bay.