Many NFL fans were speculating on Tuesday that Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had shown up to training camp overweight, but the rookie says that it is not the case and that he's not worried about what social media is speculating about.
"That's something I don't really worry about," Lacy said. "That's an external factor. I learned in college to pretty much, you know, distance yourself from that."
Lacy would be used to the national spotlight, including fan heckling, after spending three years at the University of Alabama. But when a photo emerged on Tuesday that seemed to depict Lacy as being larger than usual, Twitter and the rest of social media deemed the Packers running back as being out of shape.
Lacy simply notes that he is a power running back and he is "exactly where I want to be" when it comes to his playing weight. He was apparently at 238 pounds for organized team activities.
The burly back rushed for 1,322 yards and 17 touchdowns for the national champions last year. The Packers selected him with the 61st overall pick in April's NFL Draft, and he is expected to take on a large role with the team. Fans are just wondering how large that role will be.