Despite being the owner of a four-year, $39 million contract that paid him an $11.5 million signing bonus back in 2014, Jordy Nelson is still a cheap S.O.B.
Apparently, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy. Nelson attributes being brought up on the farm for his thriftiness.
He was on the Dan LeBatard show the other day and told this story.
“I’m extremely cheap, absolutely,” Nelson said. “Even now in the NFL we get per diems on road trips to go out and have dinner with everyone — like with the receivers or whatnot. Some guys, their wives and families will be in town and they’ll go eat with them. I’ll just stay in the hotel room until snack at 9:00 to eat dinner and not pay for food.”
First of all, NFL players who make a minimum six figures a year still get per diems?
I actually did not know that. I guess it’s technically business travel though, so that makes some sort of sense.
But what do you think that per diem is? Maybe $50 a meal? Maybe $100?
Just throw it on the pile, Jordo!
Why is this a bad thing. How many ex NFL players blow through all their money and are broke a few years later.
Guess who’s Eddie Lacey’s room mate next year? “Sorry Eddie, we’re not going to dinner. Here’s a snack.” In all honesty though, I can understand that upbringing. Good man.
Someone should have given you props for that zinger *here
good for him. at least he’s not spending money on stupid shit like Mr. Gifts, and looking like a fool while doing so. or spending enough money on food to gain at least 30lbs in just 2 years like eddie “china food” lacy. jordy is a class act. a true packers professional
Give Eddie another chance. I’m an unabashed Lacey backer. Consider his earlier life being displaced by Katrina: absolute nightmare, like being refugee in Syria almost. Consider his body type, which uses every calorie consumed to make fat or muscle. I don’t believe he’s totally lazy, because you can’t stay that strong without hitting the weight room. He needs to now become an adult.
I bet he simply has the same eating habits he did when he was 20, when he could probably have 5 Big Macs and a dozen beers and gain no weight. He’s older, so if he’s smart, and it turns out he’s serious about being elite RB, he’ll drastically change his diet. Hanging with Jordy would be ideal.
Just one more chance though. Time to mature and take next step.
Jordy, “Guys, guys! listen up, McDonalds on me tonight!
That’s funny. I’m just assuming Jordy has good eating habits. He might be one of those guys everyone hates that has a metabolism that lets him eat 8,000 calories a day and still stay trim.
I have a feeling though he is very disciplined in everything he does. But who knows?
Fuckin’ Jordy, dude is just pure win.
Jordy Bro’sevelt, dude