Found July 05, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
PLAYERS: Tavon Austin
TEAMS: St. Louis Rams
Weeks ago we documented the financial dilemma Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin was dealing with before ever even playing a down. Austin had only been in the NFL three weeks, and was already feeling the squeeze of family and friends begging him for money. During an interview with NFL Access, Austin said he learned a lot from the rookie symposium, and that his mother would be the financial bad guy, and help handle his finances. “One thing I learned was just make somebody else the bad man and that is what definitely I’m going to do as far as the money situation,” he said. “So that definitely will be my mother, she is definitely up for the challenge and she is ready to pretty much tell people ‘no.’” Austin admitted he won’t be tight with money, but definitely wants to be fiscally efficient. “I definitely will help a lot of people too, you know, I’m not one of those type of people who forgets where I came from and just acts like I’m better than anybody else,” he said. “But definitely there is a certain amount of times where it comes to a point where you have to say ‘no’ and she’ll be that person that’ll be dealing with it.”
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