Eagles RB won a car in a bet with his high school teacher for making it to NFL

Eagles RB won a car in a bet with his high school teacher for making it to NFL

Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement didn't have a car back when he was a freshman in high school in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Now that he made it to the NFL, he owns a BMW he had his eye on back in those days.

The same actual BMW that a guidance counselor at his high school drove. It's a funny story.

After Eagles practice on Wednesday, Clement spoke about the bet he made when he was in high school: if he made it to the NFL, his high school guidance counselor would give him her car that he admired so much.

“She just held up on her promise," Clement told reporters. "I spotted the car when I was a freshman in high school. I didn’t have a car myself. I found out whose car it was and made the bet with her."

A tweet showing Clement with his old counselor and his new car popped up earlier in the week and became a story.

“Here we are today,"  he said. "She actually reminded me recently that we still had our bet. Went to go get it from and here I am with one of her old cars.”

Clement has had an impressive run as a Birds undrafted rookie this year, playing in a stacked backfield with LaGarrette Blount, Jay Ajayi, and Kenjon Barner. He's made the best of his limited attempts, rushing for 4 touchdowns while catching 2 more.

He spoke highly of the people New Jersey and what they mean to him -- much more than a car.

“There are so many great people in my life that I can go back and always count on. People like her definitely demonstrate good character coming from Glassboro, New Jersey. I can’t thank the people of that town enough for making me who I am.”

But will he actually drive the "new" whip?

“I’ll put some miles on it.”

You may be asking yourself, isn't it a little weird that NFL player is making his old friend pay up on the old bet?

“The message isn’t the car, the message is, ‘if you really set yourself with a high goal, it doesn’t mean you can’t attain it.’”

Then you can drive off into the sunset down I-95.

Newest Eagle rocks fabulous furry Gucci sneakers


Newest Eagle rocks fabulous furry Gucci sneakers

Daryl Worley was introduced to Philadelphia on Monday at a press conference at the NovaCare Complex and he showed up in style.

The newest member of the Eagles linebacking crew was rocking some high fashion Gucci sneakers with a little bit of a ... hairy accent. You can own your very own pair for a cool $830.

If you're curious on what to wear these sneaks with, Net-a-porter has you covered:

When Alessandro Michele stepped in as Gucci's Creative Director in Fall '15, his shearling-lined shoes were part of the movement that ushered in a new relaxed era for the label - these 'Ace' sneakers are a cool, sporty take on the now iconic style. Made in Italy from pristine white leather, they have the instantly recognizable navy and red webbing that's embroidered with a gold bee, representing abundance, love and community. Wear them with cuffed denim or a midi dress.

It may not surprise you at all that a guy with this kind of flair had a somewhat curious answer when asked who his favorite Eagle of all-time was.

His answer? Terrell Owens. [insert thinking-face emoji]

[h/t Meech]

Carson Wentz bouncing around on road to recovery


Carson Wentz bouncing around on road to recovery

Not only did the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl last month, but their fans were also treated to an encouraging site on Monday morning: Carson Wentz throwing a football.

Wentz shared some video to his Instagram story in which you can see him throwing a football from multiple angles while wearing a brace on his knee.

Back in January before the Super Bowl, the Eagles quarterback revealed that the knee injury he suffered in December was worse than originally thought. He tore his left LCL in addition to his ACL but he said then that he hoped to be back for Week 1.

"My goal is to be ready for Week 1," Wentz said. "I'm going to push and do everything I can to be ready. And I'm very confident in that."

"I'm feeling confident with it and I said it in the video I posted right after the injury — I 100 percent believe I'll be back better than ever, stronger than ever, with no looking back." 

No reason to believe any of that has changed over the last month and a half and it sure looks like he's progressing.