Calvin Pryor is the starting strong safety for the New York Jets. As a New York athlete, he gets offered things that, say, Kemal Ishmael, the starting strong safety for the Falcons, a team that also missed the playoffs last season, doesn’t get offered. For example, Pryor was approached about shooting his own bachelor-style television show. Via NJ.com:
The concept of the show was going to be pretty simple: A handful of women — five or six, according to Pryor — would compete to win his heart. Pryor would take them on dates, and at the end of the series, he would pick which one he wanted.
The show was Catching Kelce on a smaller scale.
“I thought it was a very cool idea with being on TV, the brand, and everything like that,” Pryor said. “It would have been fun to take all of them on dates.”
Sounds pretty cool. Pryor was interested. The only problem was his girlfriend.
“She cut me off before I could explain the details,” Pryor said. “I really didn’t know if I could just do it for fun, or if it would have to be a serious thing. Once I asked my girlfriend, and she said ‘no,’ that ended that.”
No word on whether this is the same girlfriend mentioned in this August 2014 Wall Street Journal about the Jets Tinder habits:
Of the 11 Jets with profiles, six chose pictures of themselves in Jets gear. Half of safety Calvin Pryor’s six photos showed him celebrating his first-round selection in this year’s NFL draft. One showed him shirtless.
Through a spokesman, Pryor said he now has a girlfriend and has deleted his Tinder account.
Or this May 2014 Courier-Journal article that mentions Pryor bringing around 25 people to the NFL Draft, including his girlfriend and daughter.