Bills RB says he came into camp overweight because of fiancee's pregnancy

BY Andrew Lynch • June 14, 2016

How are you going to blame a pregnant woman like this, Karlos Williams?

The Bills running back reportedly showed up overweight to Buffalo's mandatory minicamp this week, which had coach Rex Ryan none too pleased with his second-year player. Don't worry, though; Williams had a reason for his lack of conditioning. A terrible, terrible reason, in which he blamed his pregnant fiancee's hunger pangs for his own lack of discipline (via ESPN.com):

"I like to eat" is the motto of NFL players everywhere.

Listen, we get it. It's cool that Williams wanted to keep his betrothed in good spirits when she was nurturing the unborn child. The whole "working out together" thing is a pretty cool sentiment, too. But that doesn't mean you have to reveal the truth to the world. Tell everybody that you engaged in competitive eating this summer. Heck, tell the media it's none of their business. Do anything other than point the finger at the love of your life. (Also, it's worth noting that Williams was investigated for domestic assault in 2014, although charges were never filed and the investigation was later dropped.)

Of course, Williams isn't exactly wrong to explain away his weight gain based on a pregnancy in the home. A recent study indicates that men within the sample gained an average of 11 pounds during their significant other's pregnancy, although only about one-third admitted to gaining weight.

And hey, it's better than getting injured while trying to save your cell phone screen from breaking, right?



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