Reggie Bush says his relationship with Kimmy Cakes may have hurt his football career…
Lions baller Reggie Bush was a star entering the league as one of the top picks in the draft but also with something more. Bush, like hot new NFL baller Manziel does now, had an aura of celebrity around him that is not often seen around NFL players, period, let alone rookies.
Via ESPN reports:
“It reminds me of what I went through, you know. For him, he’s going to have to learn how to say no and that’s going to be extremely hard because it’s going to be the people closest to you who you’re going to have to learn to say no to. And then you’re going to have to keep your circle small so that you can be allowed to focus on football, because without football, nothing else is going to [matter].
“When I started dating my ex, that’s when all this stuff came. But it’s part of the territory and, like I said, everything happens for a reason. A lot of it started in college, too, winning championships and all the different things we were able to accomplish at the collegiate level, that’s where it started obviously, why there was the attention at first, because of the accomplishments. Then all the other stuff came. The gossip magazines and all the other stuff, the ugly side of it. But you know what, I wouldn’t change anything because it helped mold and shape who I am today and I’m a better man for it.”
Now 29 and married with a child, Bush looks back and is thankful for all he went through early in his NFL career, and even in college. The attention then made it easier for him to deal with all of the requests and any attention he receives now.
“I really haven’t kept up too much,” Bush said. “I don’t believe what I see on TV because I know better. I don’t believe what I read. I’m not sure how he’s handling it. Hopefully he’s doing well.”
“It’s good and bad,” Bush said. “When you’re young, you’re still trying to kind of find yourself, especially at the professional level. You’re still trying to find your identity and you’re still coming into your own as a player, as an athlete, you’re still trying to improve and have all these people pulling you in different directions. So it’s tough. It’s not easy.
“The best thing that you can do is just keep your circle small. Everybody is going to want a piece of you. Everyone is going to want to be your friend. Everyone has a great business idea. Everyone’s your cousin, your uncle, everything. The best thing you can do is keep your circle small and you have to learn how to say no. That’s the hardest thing, learning how to say no.”
Reggie has really matured since his prior relationship, we hope that both he and Kim K. can finally move on and be the spouses and parents their families need them to be.
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Now see more pics of Reggie the family man…and his old pics with Kim.