Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie knows he’s a big dude, and is tired of people talking about it.
McKinnie wasn’t allowed to practice when training camp began because the team thought he was too heavy, and according to the Baltimore Sun, McKinnie thinks too much attention is paid to his weight.
“I don’t know why this weight thing is following me back every year,” McKinnie said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “I reported overweight one year, and now it’s a constant thing. The thing about is when people see me they feel I lost or gained weight. It’s not an issue. I’m not like a big, huge guy. I’m not fat or sloppy. People will see me and they’re like, ‘Oh, you lost a lot of weight.’ Actually, I didn’t. It’s just every time I’m overweight, whether it’s five or 10 pounds, people assume I ballooned up like crazy.”
Of course McKinnie could always keep people from commenting on his weight, by simply being in shape.