By Team BLAM
Just recently Bernard Pollard caused quite a media stir when he spoke of the probability that the NFL will no longer exist in about 30 years. He reported to CBSsports.com,
“Thirty years from now, I don’t think it will be in existence. I could be wrong. It’s just my opinion, but I think with the direction things are going — where [NFL rules makers] want to lighten up, and they’re throwing flags and everything else — there’s going to come a point where fans are going to get fed up with it,” he told the website.
“Guys are getting fined, and they’re talking about, ‘Let’s take away the strike zone’ and ‘Take the pads off’ or ‘Take the helmets off.’ It’s going to be a thing where fans aren’t going to want to watch it anymore.”
Bernard’s comments about the longevity of the league have many people (media analyst) questioning the durability and sustainability of the NFL in it’s current state. However, those aren’t the only comments Bernard has made that have caused a media frenzy. Back in November, after making some comments about gay marriage, Bernard posted a message to his twitter account titled, “Our Affirmation of Marriage”. In his message, he shared his biblically based view on marriage and had several of his team mates sign it. This has undoubtedly caused unease inside and outside the locker room.
Bernard and Meghan Pollard have two children together, son Jaylen and daughter Alonna. The family runs Pollard’s Helping Hands Foundation, which focuses on providing meals for children in urban areas (primarily focused in the cities he’s played in).