Karlos Williams shows up to camp overweight, blames fiancee’s pregnancy
There is a first for everything. And in this case, we have our first for an athlete blaming showing up overweight at minicamp on his fiancee’s pregnancy.
Running back Karlos Williams showed up for Buffalo Bills camp this week overweight. He says the reason he gained so much weight over the offseason is because he ate every time his fiancee ate while she was pregnant.
“It definitely is a first but I like to eat and then her being pregnant gave me an excuse to eat, so eating anything and everything,” Williams said. “She’d wake up, one or two o’clock, ‘I want a snack.’ Well I’m not going to sit here and watch you eat because I don’t want you to feel bad but it’s back to football. She’s getting back to working out herself so kind of motivating each other, feed off each other’s energy, and we’re getting ready for camp.”
Well, that sure is one way of empathizing with the difficulties of pregnancy. Unfortunately it may come at a detriment to the running back’s career.
Williams is listed at 230 pounds, but estimates figure he’s at least 25 pounds more than that. The Bills even held him out of drills because he’s so overweight.
As a rookie drafted in the 5th round last year, Williams rushed for 517 yards and seven touchdowns. He knows that he has to be disciplined in order to drop the weight, but at least he has plenty of time to do so. He just has to make sure he doesn’t get back on that Tim Lincecum diet.