Prince Amukamara made some interesting comments in a Q and A with Muscle and Fitness magazine. When they interviewed him right after he entered the NFL he told them that he hadn’t drank alcohol before and was still a virgin. The magazine asked him if that information remained true today.
“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,” Amukamara said. “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.’
“But still, it’s just one of those things I haven’t done, and I don’t see any benefit to doing it. You’re always reading about people getting DUIs. So many bad things that happen and wind up in the paper are alcohol-related, so by not drinking, it saves me, my team, and my family a lot of trouble.”
Amukamara said that “some people call me the black Tim Tebow.” It is a reference to Tim Tebow’s virginity which he has had no problem publicly talking about.
Amukamara should be commended for remaining true to his believes. He certainly has had to deal with his fair share of temptation as a professional athlete and remaining committed has to have been a Herculean task.