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IDEXAN
10-22-2010, 05:33 PM
What is a professional football player doing on a snowboard? That was the question we had after stumbling upon a recent photo of Houston Texans linebacker Kevin Bentley decked out in full on-snow regalia in ESPN The Magazine (Aug. 9 issue 13.16). The article in reference details the "side hustles" of mainstream pro athletes, from wine making to cattle breeding. Bentley's hustle? Teaching snowboarding.

Turns out, Bentley is a Cert II-level instructor who has been teaching snowboarding during the NFL offseason in Vail, Colo. -- for $14 an hour! -- since 2004. How is it that a guy who needs every muscle, ligament and joint in his body to be in peak condition every day of the football season is even allowed to look at a snowboard, much less step foot on one? We had to find out.
http://espn.go.com/action/snowboarding/news/story?page=kevin-bentley-snowboard

JB
10-22-2010, 05:40 PM
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75772&highlight=snowboarding

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75760&highlight=snowboarding

Big Lou
10-22-2010, 06:46 PM
Hey man you got a Pro Bowl Line Backer (Kubiaks words not mine) playing for league minimum on a seventh round deal, $14 an hour is good money!!!!!!

imatexan
10-23-2010, 05:35 AM
People are really excited to post this article :jumpbanan

SheTexan
10-23-2010, 10:30 AM
I read about this a while back. Snowboarding looks like fun to me, and a nice individual sport. I hope he has a blast!

MEGA SWATT
10-23-2010, 11:06 AM
wear a helmet and be careful -like in the NFL:kitten:

Showtime100
10-23-2010, 11:58 AM
I guess that means if he clunks into a tree we could call him Pro Bono. http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Emoticons/rimshot.gif :thankyou:

Hold your facepalms, I know. :D

thunderkyss
10-23-2010, 12:10 PM
Can this guy play? That's what I want to know. I don't remember him ever seeing a snap in the regular season, & he wasn't a focus of mine during the preseason.

So I don't know. Can he play?

powerfuldragon
10-23-2010, 01:10 PM
I guess that means if he clunks into a tree we could call him Pro Bono. http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Emoticons/rimshot.gif :thankyou:

where's a good throwing rock when you need one.

brakos82
10-23-2010, 01:12 PM
I guess that means if he clunks into a tree we could call him Pro Bono. http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Emoticons/rimshot.gif :thankyou:

Hold your facepalms, I know. :D

http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb23/brakos82/failaward.gif

The Pencil Neck
10-23-2010, 01:39 PM
Can this guy play? That's what I want to know. I don't remember him ever seeing a snap in the regular season, & he wasn't a focus of mine during the preseason.

So I don't know. Can he play?

He played pretty well a couple of years ago. He was a starter for the last 5-6 games of the 2008 season. He was an upgrade from Greenwood. Which isn't saying much.