Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has taken some heat this week for embellishing stories in a college commencement speech, but it gets worse….
It’s been a rough few days for Russell Wilson. The affable Seattle Seahawks star quarterback is being besieged by a hailstorm of criticism following comments he made during his commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin on Saturday.
You’ve probably heard it by now; Wilson seems to have exaggerated a few things. He claims former North Carolina State head football coach Tom O’Brien not only kicked him off the team in favor of Mike Glennon his senior year, but told him he would never play in the NFL and should “give it up.” Claims he made about his playing time as a baseball player for the Wolfpack have also come under question.
Both of these narratives have since been refuted by various sources, uncovered by reporters digging deep to chase down these earth-shattering revelations.
Until now, Wilson’s image has been squeaky clean; he’s the guy who tweets bible verses, visits sick kids in the hospital every week, and has achieved great stardom and success through a maniacal work ethic and unshakable self-belief.
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But to read some of these stories being written about his speech, you would think Wilson has been living a double life all these years and has us all fooled.
Well, perhaps he has…..
12th Man Rising has learned through sources close to Wilson that he does, indeed, sleep. In fact, he reportedly gets some measure of sleep every single night, sometimes as much as seven or eight hours.
“I shouldn’t be saying this,” says our source…. “but not only does he grab a few hours of sleep every night, I’ve talked to other people who know him well, and they say he even takes naps on occasion.”
If true, this is a starling revelation. Wilson’s #NoTime2Sleep hastag on social media is something he’s used since his rookie year. In fact, he used it just this morning. Here are a few examples:
But now, based on this new information, we know that Wilson actually does sleep.
“He’s a fraud,” says another source with knowledge of Wilson’s sleeping habits. “He has a bed and everything. A really nice one. After he signed that big contract last year he went and got one of those fancy memory foam beds with the adjustable back. And don’t even get me started about how nice his pillows are!”
So where does this leave Wilson’s reputation? In the last 72 hours we’ve discovered that he’s a completely dishonest storyteller. Can anything he does or says from now on be trusted?
Wilson seems to have some serious fence-mending to do, and he would be wise to get started right away or his already-tarnished legacy may take an even more significant blow.
But then again, he may be sleeping.