Receiver Tavon Austin on his newfound wealth: ‘I’ve got a lot of cousins now’

Tavon AustinAfter being selected by the St. Louis Rams in this year’s NFL Draft, wider receiver Tavon Austin is learning quick just what suddenly becoming a rich man brings you – greedy gold-diggers looking to cash in on their association with you.

It’s a sad truth, but it is what it is.

“Everybody expects a lot of things from you as far as money.” Austin recently told the Rams’ official website. “Everybody wants to be around you. My phone doesn’t stop ringing now. It feels like they’re counting my bank account now. So that’s probably the hardest thing for me right now, just people.

“I’ve got a lot of cousins now. The whole [city of] Baltimore is my cousin now. We’re going to just try to keep focused and let my mother and all of them handle it.”


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