Floating around Facebook today, I noticed that one of my former high school's football players just became a father. As I gave my congratulations, I started thinking about our run-ins in those hallways. To be honest, I didn't like him that much. Yeah, he played an important position on the squad and yeah, he made sure that everyone knew it, but I can only remember him by the rumors I used to hear.
The obvious: he used to get his share of high school gut. Girls used to stare him down in the hallway like they weren't going to see him again. I never caught the vapors for dude because his behavior was enough of a turn-off. But as I started to recollect on a lot of my high school memories, I remembered something: There were a lot of players rumored to be daddies.
I don't know if that was a standard high school rumor but for some reason, I would always hear of some girl at some school who had player X's baby. Maybe we expected that to happen to someone, somewhere.
I mean, let's be real ... high school kids are having sex **gasp**. And let's also be real with this fact: certain dudes use football to their advantage to get some ass. I could name you at least ten dudes from my high school squad that I was crushing over. There's something about that jersey that makes girls throw their morals out the window.
So what would make a football player stop using that jersey to his advantage in college? In the pros? It ain't like these dudes just figured this out. It starts early.