If you’re missing Tim Tebow …
posted at 12:33 pm on September 19, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
… meet New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara. The University of Nebraska alum speaks openly about his decision to forgo sex, drugs, and alcohol as part of his commitment to Christian living. Recently engaged, he spoke with self-deprecating humor about how he and his intended met:
“Yeah, some people call me the black Tim Tebow,” the 24-year-old told the magazine. “I am a virgin. I’m not ashamed to say that.”
The Super Bowl XLVI champion is engaged, and he met his fiancee when he was out dancing at SL in the Meatpacking District – although it took some encouragement from his peers.
“(Teammates) Corey Webster and Aaron Ross made me go back,” Amukamara told Muscle and Fitness. ”They were like, ‘Go say something to her!’ And they were cheering me on. She thought we were all rowdy and drunk and she didn’t pay us any attention. Then, later, I was waiting for Ahmad (Bradshaw) and she came by and we struck up a conversation. …
“I still haven’t had a drink,” the Nebraska alum said. “I told my fiance that I’ll probably take my first drink at my bachelor party. I grew up Catholic, so it just started out as one of those things. I’d think, ‘If I do this, maybe I can get to heaven,’ so I said no drinks, no sex, all the big things.”
Obviously, as a Steeler fan, I’d be rooting for Pittsburgh on the field — but Amukamara deserves our cheers for how he conducts himself off of it.