New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple hasn’t even began his career in the NFL and he is already making headlines. This is mostly because his mom, Annie, has already proven to be one of the most lovable people in the sport’s world today.
Not long after Eli’s name was called with the tenth selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, Annie was interviewing and calling her son a “black Eli Manning.” She later proved that her Twitter feed is full of quote-worthy material.
Now, Annie Apple has made headlines once again after she complained about a lack of chocolate at a pre-draft party hosted by the NFL.
She wrote about the incident in a story published by Sports Illustrated.
“We arrived in Chicago the Tuesday before the draft, and it was just awesome. Four other Buckeyes were invited, so it felt like a reunion,” she wrote. “There was a wonderful welcome reception for the family, though whomever planned the event forgot to include desserts. This is what happens when skinny women rule the world: they forget the chocolate. Clearly the commissioner owes me a brownie.”
Apparently, the Commissioner was listening to her complaints and wants to make her Mother’s Day weekend a very happy one. NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy sent an email to Annie Apple’s husband, Tim, saying that they should expect brownies pretty soon.
“Just a head’s up to be on the look out for a delivery of brownies today. The Commissioner was aware of Annie’s disappointment in the lack of desserts at the Draft in Chicago and wanted to make up for it. We’ve enjoyed reading and watching Annie as she becomes a media star. Hope you all have a good Mother’s Day Weekend.”
There have certainly been some colorful non-football characters in the NFL in years passed and we can only hope that Annie is the next great NFL mom. Oh how we miss you, Mrs. McNabb.
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