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Eddie Lacy has to hit the scales today, for big money

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Not only has Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy been sufficiently fat-shamed, now he gets to be fat-shamed on a regular schedule.

According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, Lacy’s first scheduled weigh-in with the Seahawks is today, and he  stands to make $55,000 if he weighs 255 pounds or less.

This is the first in a series of seven weight clauses in Lacy’s contract, and he can make more money by hitting prescribed targets in June, and then August through the end of the regular season (July’s a cheat month!).

While it’s borderline ridiculous, Lacy also created this problem by failing to keep himself the size the Packers wanted him throughout his career. This led to bouts of extreme workouts in the past, and he’s reportedly gotten even bigger than before signing in Seattle.

Fortunately he gets to taper, as he needs to be 250 in June and then 245 from August. It doesn’t seem like an unreasonable goal for an athlete, and this may be self-inflicted, but that doesn’t make it any less voyeuristic.

UPDATE 12:55 p.m. ET: He did it, everybody. According to a tweet from his agent, Lacy tipped the scales at a svelte 253 today to cash in.

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30 Responses to “Eddie Lacy has to hit the scales today, for big money”
  1. possumsauce says: May 15, 2017 11:26 AM

    Here’s hoping he doesn’t stop off for dim sum on the way in.

  2. artliedtocleveland says: May 15, 2017 11:27 AM

    This lard couldn’t lose 5 pounds if his life depended on it. Sure they didn’t sign him to play guard?

  3. jackedupboonie says: May 15, 2017 11:30 AM

    The 9th circuit should shoot this down.

  4. 700levelvet says: May 15, 2017 11:38 AM

    Lemme see… Couple more wings, extra slice or two… Hell yeah, screw that 55 large… Unbelievable. If he fails…

  5. fumblenuts says: May 15, 2017 11:38 AM

    Word out of Seattle is he is working with a nutritionist and team (workout) trainer.

  6. pack15forever says: May 15, 2017 11:42 AM

    I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!

  7. edukator4 says: May 15, 2017 11:48 AM

    what’s (borderline) ridiculous about this? he plays a sport, and the higher powers want him to be in proper playing shape.

  8. omeimontis says: May 15, 2017 11:48 AM

    For an athlete that makes multi million per season, $55,000 is trump change.

  9. gslumbers says: May 15, 2017 12:10 PM

    He was 230 when drafted, and pretty productive. Sounds like a bit of mixed info. Carroll said he wanted him “big”. Gotta be careful setting those expecatations

  10. aa1829 says: May 15, 2017 12:11 PM

    I am a Packer fan, and when Seattle signed Lacy I told my Seattle friends that Lacy is the brother of Godzilla and they better be careful or he will eat all of downtown Seattle.

  11. aa1829 says: May 15, 2017 12:13 PM

    Also have to say that up until this year the Packers haven’t invested much in RBs in the draft, and I was stoked when they got Lacy, but I was glad to see him go. He is hell on wheels when he is 100% heathy and motivated, but when he isn’t forget it.

  12. purpleguy says: May 15, 2017 12:14 PM

    Hope he didn’t sell his scale at that garage sale.

  13. jsuch2 says: May 15, 2017 12:14 PM

    He’ll make it easy as pie.

  14. bhuettl says: May 15, 2017 12:17 PM

    For your health and future success, I hope you make weight. Too bad you couldn’t be disciplined enough to keep you weight down in GB. The production was good when you were a little lighter but no so much when you ignored your weight. Good luck to you Mr. Lacy. I wish you the best of luck (when not facing GB) Oh BTW, I will be one of 70,000+ yelling “Feast Mode” when you return to GB week one.

  15. atthemurph says: May 15, 2017 12:19 PM

    255lbs now, 250lbs in June, and 245lbs by August….

    Makes one wonder how fat this dude really is. I’m guessing north of 270lbs. All those hours watching cartoons and eating Cheetos take a toll.

  16. The Phantom Stranger says: May 15, 2017 12:22 PM

    You know the old joke that Eddie Lacy needs to butter his hips to get his pants on? He doesn’t need to do that anymore because butter oozes from his pores now.

  17. spartanlegend says: May 15, 2017 12:26 PM

    I lost 15 pounds last month by eliminating gluten from my diet and occasionally exercising. If he can’t meet these laughably easy weight goals he doesn’t belong in the league

  18. joenash72 says: May 15, 2017 12:29 PM

    Nutrisystem

    Followed by a sensible dinner….

    Delicious 😉

  19. irimz says: May 15, 2017 12:35 PM

    LOL

  20. usedjock says: May 15, 2017 12:40 PM

    fumblenuts says:
    May 15, 2017 11:38 AM

    Word out of Seattle is he is working with a nutritionist and team (workout) trainer.

    Umm as Packers fans we heard that exact same thing the last couple of years. The problem for him is when he isn’t with his nutritionist and trainer.

  21. RegisHawk says: May 15, 2017 12:55 PM

    Could be as easy as the difference between living in the land of cheese vs the land of salmon.

  22. starrfavrerodgers says: May 15, 2017 1:08 PM

    Reminds me of a Chad Daniels joke, where he makes fun of the entire concept of “The Biggest Loser” and being paid to lose weight.

    “How come there’s not a show called, ‘I’ve Always Been Skinny… Where’s My Damn Money?'”

  23. wafflestomp says: May 15, 2017 1:18 PM

    I’ll wade through all the unnecessary fat jokes to say Eddie Lacy can be a special back when he’s healthy.
    He’s nimble and has a burst for a big man and was a difficult runner to bring down once he got to the 2nd level of a defense.

    He was a joy to have around town and was extremely well liked in the locker room.
    Seattle made a nice pickup, provided he can keep his health in check.
    Ankle injuries have always been a problem for him and probably will still be if he can’t keep his weight around 230.

  24. bobthebillsfan says: May 15, 2017 1:47 PM

    So he has incentives now to try to manage his weight. I wonder what will happen when he is no longer in football. I hope the habits he is learning now stick with him.

  25. abninf says: May 15, 2017 1:59 PM

    When will skinny shaming become politically correct?

  26. TheDPR says: May 15, 2017 2:26 PM

    I don’t think it should be considered shaming when a person’s a professional athlete. If he were a sumo wrestler then a different body type would be expected. If he were a MMA fighter then a different body type would be expected. Even if he were a DT or WR a different body type would be expected. He’s a supposedly professional running back and there’s a specific body type that’s expected. In the offseason it’s his ONE JOB. You have to be able to be a professional year round if you want to keep making millions.

  27. RegisHawk says: May 16, 2017 11:40 AM

    Beats Jerruh Jones hiring baby-sitters for his players.

  28. longhairdontcare66 says: May 16, 2017 1:29 PM

    This is like getting a bonus for showing up to work on time. He’s an athlete you’re expected to be in shape. I’m happy we dropped him- it’s laughable that he weighed somewhere in the 260’s while meeting with teams.

  29. bigdaddyrockytop says: May 16, 2017 7:28 PM

    His problem was going home to mama and eating her cooking. Avoid mama and get paid it seems.

  30. peterawrhatred says: May 18, 2017 1:14 PM

    He’ll lose the weight before the season but he’ll put it back on by week 4

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