In case you ever wondered what Victor Cruz does on his time off the football field, you may soon be able to find out.
Following in the footsteps of numerous other professional athletes, Cruz is currently in talks to land his own TV series. Theoretically, the show would be set in New York City, as the Giants try to make another Super Bowl run.
Update – 2:40 p.m.: Victor Cruz tweets that he’s, “Never EVER doing a reality show. Nor am I in talks for one.”
Keeping football as his number one priority, Cruz said, “the timing has to be right, and I have got to squeeze in some training in there before the season starts.”
This isn’t the first time Cruz has had a brush with reality-star fame. Back in January 2012, Cruz, who is famous for his celebratory salsa dances in the end zone, turned down an invitation to join “Dancing with the Stars.”
The reality show negotiations come at the same time as Cruz and the Giants have negotiations of their own over the future of his contract for the upcoming season.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The business-like Giants can’t be too pleased with this news. The Giants are a team-first environment and any player cutting a side deal such as this will be construed as nothing but an unneeded distraction.
The fact that Cruz has yet to practice with the team only compounds the issue. The Giants are on the verge of handing Cruz a huge chunk of change and will expect to have his undivided attention and commitment going forward in exchange.
Cruz is not T.O. or Chad Johnson, however. He is an extremely grounded young man that could possibly pull this off.
Still, the Giants are sure to be wary. They usually try to stay out of the limelight and avoid non-football related endeavors and advise their players to do the same.
In 2010, Mike Lupica of the Daily News asked Giants CEO John Mara when the public could expect to see the Giants on HBO’s Hard Knocks:
“That announcement will come,” he said, “when I’m next to my father in Gates of Heaven cemetery.”