NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Football players need to be loved, too.
That includes the New York Jets. And surprise, surprise. It turns out not everyone is forthcoming when looking for a match online, where the truth can easily be stretched — or conveniently ignored.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Saadiq Teague Arrested After Being Spotted With AK-47 At Times Square Subway Station
Several Jets admitted to the Wall Street Journal that they use the dating app Tinder. And some go out of their way to hide their occupation as professional athletes.
“When I do find somebody, I want it to be real,” offensive lineman Breno Giacomini told the Journal.
Giacomini tells dates that he works in construction, which he said he still does on the side. When asked what he’s doing on a Sunday, he’ll reply, “I have to do work.”
Five of 11 Jets players on Tinder don’t have any pictures of themselves in team attire, the Journal reported.READ MORE: COVID Vaccine In New York: Walk-In Appointments Offered To All New Yorkers Over 50 At City-Run Sites
Tight end Chris Pantale said he wants “them to get to know me as a person.” Cornerback Kyle Wilson just doesn’t “want anything too easy.”
In other words, no moochers. No hangers-on.
But it’s not easy keeping such a big secret. Especially when you’re such a big guy.
“After a while, it’s, ‘Hey, how come this guy wants to take a picture with you?’ ” Giacomini said. “And it’s like, ‘Well, they think I play football or something.’ ”
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