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Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2013

New York Giants star Prince Amukamara discusses his faith, not drinking and abstaining from sex

Some have begun calling him the “Black Tim Tebow,” as Prince Amukamara is unashamed about his Christian faith, his Catholic upbringing or his values.

During a recent interview with Muscle & Fitness Magazine Amukamara began by confessing he was a virgin.

Prince Amukamara photo David Shankbone

Prince Amukamara photo David Shankbone

“I’m not ashamed to say that.”

No drinking, no sex – he explains.

“I still haven’t had a drink. I told my fiance that I’ll probably take my first drink at my bachelor party,” he said, going on to explain his reason for abstaining…I grew up Catholic, so it just started out as one of those things,” he added. “I’d think, ‘If I do this, maybe I can get to heaven’ so I said no drinks, no sex, all the big things.”

Amukamara goes on to discuss his relationship with Jesus and how his avoidance of alcohol has helped him.

“You’re always reading about people getting DUIs,” he added. “So many bad things that happen and wind up in the paper are alcohol-related, so by not drinking, it saves me, my team, and my family a lot of trouble.”

Check out the full interview here

 

 

 

 

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