IRVING, Texas How important is it for NFL players to maintain a strict diet? Miami Dolphins wide receiver Chad Ochocinco has bragged about his ability to devour McDonald's on a regular basis yet still stay in elite shape.
On the other hand, running back Joe McKnight said last month that eating at the same popular fast food establishment allowed him to gain 16 pounds his rookie season with the New York Jets.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant tweeted earlier this month that he had 3.1 percent body fat, later adding that he maintains that impressive number despite eating pizza and hamburgers. However, Bryant said last week that the tweet about eating junk food was simply a joke.
"I was being kind of sarcastic on Twitter when I'm talking about eating pizza and all that," Bryant said. "Really it's just hard work, trying to take care of your body the best way possible. I feel like being with strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik, we're learning a lot. And learning a lot fr...