One of the most anticipated moments in boxing, wrestling, and mixed martial arts is the event called ‘the weigh ins’. When a fighter makes weight it is a pretty significant accomplishment because they train and workout a lot in order to cut the necessary pounds to make what is called “fighting weight.” In fact the UFC alone does a special TV telecast on Friday nights of all the fighters stepping up to the scale to weigh in before their fights on Saturday. Well probably the most anticipated weigh in these days, in fact, takes place outside of the world of fighting. It has been well documented that NFL running back Eddie Lacy has had trouble with his weight. And because of this the Seattle Seahawks put in some weight loss incentives in his contract. Well today was the second weigh in for Lacy since signing that weight incentive heavy contract with the Seahawks.
Let’s see what people were saying about this.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 12, 2017
Eddie Lacy earned another $55,000 incentive Monday for weighing in at less than 250 pounds: https://t.co/Kba35kO9kM
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 12, 2017
Seahawks' RB Eddie Lacy has his second Seattle weigh-in today. If he weighs 250 pounds or less - cha-ching: $55,000. That's a lot of pizza.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 12, 2017
Eddie Lacy is living the dream.
Get fat. Get PAID to get skinny.
Most of us get fat and then PAY to get skinny. pic.twitter.com/noBc0TWokR
— Luke Rodgers (@thelukerodgers) June 12, 2017
Seahawks RB Eddie Lacy passed his weigh-in today, per source. Should collect his $55K for being 250 lb or below.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 12, 2017
Eddie Lacy is slimming down and making some 💰 doing it. pic.twitter.com/tdzBLyymmz
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 12, 2017
Not only will Eddie Lacy make his second $55K bonus if he weighs under 250 today. He got a sponsorship deal out of it. https://t.co/3bF9kc7IFZ
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 12, 2017
Not a bad day at work for Lacy here. Not many of us can say we made $55k in one day. And less of us out there can say we made that much money for just stepping onto a scale. In fact, the majority of us pay others to lose weight not get paid for losing weight. Talk about someone making the most out of his situation. All in all Lacy could make an extra $385k for not being overweight. Needless to say that would be a very fat check.