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NFL’s Tony Gonzalez: Turn Back Time With Tofu

Written by PETA | November 10, 2009

I think I’m finally morphing into a football fan. First, I learned about all the excellent veggie fare at football stadiums, and today PETA released an exclusive interview with hunky football tight end Tony Gonzalez, and his gaga-gorgeous wife, October.

After their sexy shoot for a new anti-fur ad for PETA, the couple sat down to talk about the benefits of a plant-based diet. In the interview, Tony calls the cruel treatment of animals on factory farms “appalling” and describes how his health improved dramatically after ditching meat and dairy products two years ago.


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On the many benefits of his mainly plant-based diet, Tony says, “I’m going into my 13th year in the NFL, and I switched over [to a plant-based diet] two years ago. … [T]he day after a game, everybody’s sore … and I’m jumping rope and they’re looking at me like, ‘Man you’re supposed to be the old guy on the team. You’re acting like you’re the youngest guy on the team.'”

I may be Tony’s newest admirer, but I have no doubt that many of his longtime fans will follow his lead and explore meat-free cuisine.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Valerie P. says:

    I live in Atlanta and think these two are fabulous. Anyone who eats steak should google meat processing and see how horrific it is when these cows are killed.

  • Missy Lane says:

    they’re gorgeous famous well spoken and using all that for the voiceless??? i looooove these two!

  • walter sibert 111 says:

    Thank You Tony. so happy that some of us can see

  • Julie S. says:

    OMG I loved number 88 before but now I love him even more!! I wish fur coats were nonexistent. The public doesn’t realize they’re probably wearing cat and dog fur made in China. Any fur coat is horrible!! Thank you Tony Gonzales for making this statement thru PETA!! Go Falcons!

  • Bill Ingram says:

    I’m a Falcons season ticket holder and after the Micheal conVick incident I’m glad to see this morally total opposite player on our team I’ll be wearing a tony Gonzalez Jersey at the next game!

  • Saucy says:

    Brovo Bravee Brovah Thank you Tony and October. The tears are rolling down my cheek. Thank you so much for stepping up to the plate for doing the right thing and using your voice and fame to help animals and be a “positive” influence for kids. Go Falcons!

  • carla says:

    Now that’s a REAL man! High five to you and your gorgeous wife. Nice to see people who care about animals and to send a message out to everyone who continues to wear fur. It’s repulsive! I may just have to be a Falcons fan this year!!!!!!

  • Monica Hoover says:

    Yeah Tony October! Thank you!! Awesome!

  • Shari says:

    I am so proud to see a athlete who loves animals. Tony is the best. Oh…did I forget to say he’s also very HOT!

  • Lea says:

    I have noticed that guys who eat a primarily plant based diet all look great as they get older. They seem way younger than their earlyaging meateating fellows!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Tony Gonzales will defintely be in the NFL Hall Of Fame. He’ll probably be the only humane vegetarian ever inducted.

  • Jim says:

    Go Tony! One of the biggest hurdles is “the manly man” and the sterotype that they must eat “man” food. How manly is it though to support the cruelty on factory farms or hunt animals? Hey they’re not even your own size how is that manly that seems cowardly…a real man would do the right thing the noble thing and this would be eating plant based diet not a diet that screams experiences pain etc.

  • roxanne says:

    Wow this is so great Tony!!! love the video