NY Giants Star Says He’s a Virgin, Hasn’t Touched Alcohol

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New York Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara said in an interview with Muscle and Fitness that a Catholic upbringing has led him to avoid sex and alcohol.

“Some people call me the black Tim Tebow,” he said, referring to the free agent quarterback known for his religiosity. Like Tebow, Amukamara said, he’s never had sex.

“Yeah, I am a virgin. I’m not ashamed to say that,” he said in the interview.

The 24-year-old NFL player, of Nigerian origin, told his fiancé he may have his first drink at his bachelor’s 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. As I grew up, I realized that’s not what it’s about. It’s about having a relationship with Jesus. It’s not about Don’t do this. Don’t do that,’ Amukamara said.

[Muscle and Fitness]

15 comments
realBKW
realBKW

He didn't say anything about saving himself for Jesus. And he wasn't brainwashed. He just grew up in a strongly faith-filled family who taught him to be true to himself and to what he believed in. It's funny none of you are commenting on his refusal to drink alcohol, since that's an even bigger issue in this country, especially for young people.

I think he deserves some respect, not just for his behavior but for being open about it and sharing something so private that hopefully will help other young people think more about the decisions they make that can affect their lives forever. I'm not saying all young people should abstain from sex, or even alcohol, but just to be more thoughtful about their behaviors. Those behaviors can have serious consequences, which can and should be avoided.

Dude_who_cares
Dude_who_cares

No surprise when you are brainwashed. " I grew up Catholic " no doubt you did, and your parents were very serious about the religion, and they told you that you would go to hell if you did these things. "As I grew up, I realized that’s not what it’s about." You realized your parents brainwashed you as a child and began finding the truth. I'm impressed with your self control, but I think there are many more admirable reasons not to have sex or a drink then religion. Or rather being threatened by your own religion when you don't comply.



moderate01
moderate01

Q: are there really any "stars" an 0 and 6 team?

AnitaOneil
AnitaOneil

"‘If I do this, maybe I can get to heaven"

With such weak attitude he is unlikely to get there.

If you doubt the law, you doubt God, you doubt everything.

Galen
Galen

great story, and I am not an organized religion person.

SmoothEdward1
SmoothEdward1

Saving himself for Jesus? I'm sorry, in this day and age, if you're 24 years old and haven't had sex, there's something seriously wrong with you. It's probably why he likes being on the bottom of a pile.

eagle11772
eagle11772

Well, since he's a Catholic, I'm sure he means he's a virgin only as far as females are concerned.

rhesus303
rhesus303

@SmoothEdward1 This is the dumbest comment I have read. So much for respect for diversity and tolerance for people who don't conform to the norm. What else in your book should everyone over the age of 24 have done so that we don't call them deviants and possibly lock them away for our safety. Idiot.

ITeedOff
ITeedOff

@SmoothEdward1 By writing, "... he likes being on the bottom of the pile ...", you're not implying that he's gay, right? Just clarifying.

Galen
Galen

@SmoothEdward1 

I am not a religious person, but he does not insinuate he is saving himself from jesus.

and there is nothing wrong in your insinuation of being on the bottom, sex-wise. you seem to be an arrogant conservative hater ;0

violinsoldier
violinsoldier

@eagle11772 You are so intolerant, ignorant, and hateful.  Please ask for your mommy's permission before using the computer next time, OK?

SmoothEdward1
SmoothEdward1

@rhesus303 It's called humor, folks. Google it. So, where is your respect for diversity and tolerance when you call me an idiot for having an opinion that doesn't agree with yours?


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