Ex-Ravens RB Justin Forsett is Going on ‘Shark Tank’ to Pitch his Body Wipes

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Ex-Ravens running back Justin Forsett will be on TV this weekend pitching his shower-alternative body wipes to some celebrity investors.

Forsett announced in a video yesterday via Twitter that he’ll appear on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Sunday to try to secure financial backing for his company, ShowerPill, from Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner and guest investor (and well-loathed former Yankee) Alex Rodriguez.

“I can’t hold this secret any longer,” says a beaming Forsett in the clip. “This Sunday, Team ShowerPill will be making its primetime debut on the ‘Shark Tank.’ That’s right, the ‘Shark Tank!’ Ahhhhhhhhhh!”

The retired running back said he couldn’t disclose the outcome of the already-taped episode, presumably due to a non-disclosure agreement, though he did say that it’s “entertaining.”

Forsett played for Baltimore for two full seasons in 2014 and 2015. He stepped in as a starting running back when Ray Rice was let go amid his domestic violence scandal in 2014, pulling off his best statistical season in the league with 1,266 rushing yards, eight touchdowns and 44 receptions for 263 receiving yards.

But before that, he was buddies with Wale Forrester and Wendell Hunter, his former teammates at UC-Berkeley. In 2012, the trio founded ShowerPill with a patented, alcohol-free design for a body wipe designed to eliminate 99.9 percent of germs. The wipes are relatively popular, well-reviewed and sold at Crunch fitness centers and UFC-branded gyms, among other retailers. A pack of 10 goes for $10 on Amazon.

The company also helps the needy. According to its website, ShowerPill’s #Shower2ThePeople initiatives have donated tens of thousands of wipes to folks in Flint, Mich., amid their water crisis, as well as ailing communities in Houston and Puerto Rico who were left without clean water after devastating hurricanes.

Here’s a company video featuring Forsett about ShowerPill’s recent work in Puerto Rico:

Forsett will appear on “Shark Tank” this Sunday. The episode airs at 9 p.m.

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