Skip to comments.Prince Amukamara Says Some People Call Him NFL's ‘Black Tim Tebow’ Because of His Lifestyle Choices
Posted on 09/20/2013 9:25:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Many NFL players wouldnt want to be compared to Tim Tebow, but in Prince Amukamaras case, the comparison makes some sense.
Amukamara plays on the opposite side of the ball from Tebow, but they have more in common than you might imagine like the fact that they are both virgins. Amukamara recently did and interview with Muscle and Fitness Magazine and the Giants cornerback opened up about some of his lifestyle choices.
Its doubtful that many NFL players can say that they are voluntarily celibate and have never had a drop of alcohol, but Amukamara defies conventional perceptions, much like the unabashedly Christian quarterback. Some people call me the black Tim Tebow, Amukamara told the magazine. I am a virgin. Im not ashamed to say that. The interview was pretty eye-opening about the third-year player (including the fact that hes an actual prince in Nigeria), and the 24-year-old seems to have found his way through the macho man culture that makes up the NFL, and he is confident in his decisions. Hes even found himself a nice girl to settle down with, and he said that its possible that he could have his first alcoholic drink at his bachelor party.
I told my fiancée that Ill probably take my first drink at my bachelor party, he said. I dont know if I will, but Amukamaras reasoning behind it all is exactly what you might think he grew up Catholic, and these values were instilled in him from the outset. As I grew up, I realized thats not what its about, he said. Its about having a relationship with Jesus. Its not about Dont do this. Dont do that.
But still, its just one of those things I havent done, and I dont see any benefit to doing it. Youre always reading about people getting DUIs. So many bad things that happen and wind up in the paper are alcohol-related, so by not drinking, it saves me, my team, and my family a lot of trouble.
A lot of NFL players could learn a lesson or two from that message.
Wow God Bless him too. Now just wait the media will sink their teeth into him too like Tebow.
Some call him the “Gangster of Love.”
Good for him. It may amaze some reporters and other media types, but a lot of people in America get a job, find a nice husband or wife, and then try to live their lives in as good and as moral a way as they can. This guy seems like a decent person.
But of course, the reporter has to couch the story as if he’s some type of a freak (and take a dig at Tebow too) with the “Many NFL players wouldnt want to be compared to Tim Tebow” line.
They won't touch him.
And you know perfectly well why.
You are exactly right on all points in your comments.
That would be racist... /sarc>
Still waiting from some righteous hatred from Lupica.
Perhaps...but....he has a PC advantage Tim doesn’t have....he’s black.