When NFL first-rounder Eric Berry signed his $60 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, he asked his twin brothers what they wanted. Evan and Elliott Berry are freshmen football players at Fairburn’s Creekside High.
So what did the twins ask for? Maybe matching Mercedes convertibles, a small country, or limo service to-and-from school each day?
“No cars, we’re 14 years old and too young to drive,” Elliot said with a laugh. “When [Eric] asked the question, I didn’t know really what to say.”
However, Evan was ready with an answer. He wanted a new iPhone. But his mother denied the request. “My mom said ‘no.’ I think she wants to make sure we do well in school before allowing any distractions like that.”
In the end — or at least for now — the Berry brothers were showered with shoes. Eric got each about five pairs of shoes, a mixture of football and track cleats.
“All my kids are shoe freaks so that was really no surprise,” father James Berry said with a chuckle.
“The [twins] have a good family life. They know that material things come and go. They value family, friends, and those kinds of things. They are very grounded.”
Eric, if you’re reading this, my car has about 80,000 miles on it and I sure could use a new one.
Note: Eric did buy 70 new uniforms for Creekside High, along with clothing gear for the coaching staff.
Now it’s YOUR turn: If Eric contacts you in the near future and offers to pick up the tab for something, what would YOU want? Please post below and explain why.