Aug 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (95) watches the game against the Tennessee Titans from the sidelines at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Big things are happening in Sharrif Floyd‘s life these days. Just to get you caught up on the major developments…
Tidbit #1: Sharrif Floyd has become a vegetarian.
The Pioneer-Mess reports that Floyd went Prince Fielder recently and gave up the flesh of the beast. The defensive tackle says he’s dropped from 330 to 305, I guess in an effort to become a little quicker?
I wonder if that was on Mike Zimmer’s advice.
When asked if the transition to a seafood-over-meat diet was difficult, Floyd indicated that it was indeed. Hardest of all was giving up pork.
I wonder if Floyd was already on his non-meat diet when he went hunting with his pals and murdered this boar?
A life without bacon? Even if I knew it would help me in some tangible way, I’m not sure that’s a sacrifice I would be willing to make.
Tidbit #2: Sharrif Floyd has joined a class action lawsuit against the NCAA.
Per the Star Tribune, Floyd is one of seven plaintiffs listed in a class action suit filed in U.S. District Court accusing the NCAA of price fixing by capping the value of athletic scholarships while themselves raking in billions of dollars in revenue generated by athletics.
Floyd declined to comment on the lawsuit but he did say a few things about the plight of student athletes on Twitter.
“It’s hard for great coaches to do their job when their athletes are just looking for something as simple as an extra meal, a movie date with a friend and comfort that they are gonna be taken care of and not taken advantage of,” Floyd tweeted. “Athletes shouldn’t be suspended for raising money, to better his life or for looking at a mentor as a father.”
It’s always nice to see a young man get serious about things and take up a cause. Hopefully this won’t tick off any of his coaches, cause you know what sometimes happens when your coaches don’t agree with your opinions.
Chris Kluwe can tell Sharrif all about that.