Victor Cruz is looking to get a long-term deal hammered out with the New York Giants, but that’s not the only contract talk the 26-year-old receiver currently has in the works. He is also hoping to land a reality television show.
“It is going to be something that is very unique to me and very unique to what I like, and like to do,” Cruz told the NY Daily News on Monday. “We are still fielding some requests, so we will see how it goes — the timing has to be right, and I have got to squeeze in some training in there before the season starts.”
Cruz said he would like the show to be based in New York. He also added that he is aware of the disastrous situation reality TV has created for other professional athletes like Kris Humphries.
“I definitely want it to be my show,” Cruz said. “My own thing, something that I can contribute to and something I like to do, I can be comfortable with, and an easy show, something people like to watch and that people can be in tune with on a daily basis.”
More importantly for Giants fans, Cruz talked about how his top priority is still bringing another Super Bowl trophy to New York and how the big game being held in New Jersey provides further motivation. That being said, doing reality TV would put him on the same scale as people like Humphries, Lamar Odom, Hulk Hogan and Ryan Lochte. Should that be a concern for fans and coaches? As long as he doesn’t let the cameras rolls while he gets dumped over the phone, Cruz should be just fine.
UPDATE: Well, this is kind of weird. Apparently Cruz is claiming the usually-reliable NY Daily News completely made up the quotes about him wanting to do reality TV. Otherwise, how would you explain this tweet:
This is truly God testing me for something much bigger. Never EVER doing a reality show. Nor am I in talks for one. #NYmediaboredom
— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) June 3, 2013