Since being selected No. 8 overall in the 2013 NFL draft, Tavon Austin has found out he has a bigger family than he ever knew.
The Rams rookie hasn’t even signed his contract yet, but he said his phone is ringing off the hook with money requests. Last year’s No. 8 overall pick, Ryan Tannehill, signed a four-year, $12.7 million contract. Austin is set to earn a similar figure.
“Everybody expects a lot of things from you as far as money. Everybody wants to be around you,” Austin told StLouisRams.com. “My phone doesn’t stop ringing now. It feels like they’re counting my bank account now. So that’s probably the hardest thing for me right now, just people.
“I’ve got a lot of cousins now. The whole [city of] Baltimore is my cousin now. We’re going to just try to keep focused and let my mother and all of them handle it.”
Hopefully we don’t see Austin on a sequel to ESPN’s 30 for 30 Broke one day.
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