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Oft criticized Titans' running back LenDale White has lost 30 pounds in the offseason. How'd he do it? White gave away his secret to Sports Illustrated
and, in the process, prematurely ended any hopes of future sponsorship opportunities from a particular tequila company:
"I really got to be honest," White said. "It wasn't a lot of major diet changes. (It was) watching what I drink. I was a big Patron consumer. ... That's what it was. I was drinking a lot, drank a lot of alcohol. I cut that out of my diet all the way. I don't drink at all. I cut the drinking, I stopped drinking for six months.
"It started falling off."
Now I'm no tequila expert, but according to this really convincing website
a shot of Patron has between 69 and 104 calories. Which would mean, in order to account for a loss of 30 pounds, the previous, non-teetotaling version of White would have had to have drank approximately a case per day.
Lineman Michael Roos does a good job of summing up the guarded optimism towards the newly svelte White (who is, after all, in a contract year) with this masterful display of passive-aggressive locker-room quote-making.
"Hopefully, he'll be able to last longer than he has in the past and go deep in the season and help us out," All-Pro left tackle Michael Roos said.
"We've still got time to see what happens, but he's looking good so far."