Cardinals coach Bruce Arians explains why he drank paint as a child

Posted at 4:48 PM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 19:52:59-04

He couldn't drink milk, so he drank paint.

On Wednesday, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, whose book was released Tuesday, revealed he made a very poor choice as a child (twice) by consuming paint. His reasoning: He believed it would make him a better football player.

"I was allergic to milk as a child. My older brother would always get a big glass and drink it in front of me all the time," Arians said on Good Morning Football. "Daddy was painting the kitchen one day, and I saw that big creamy white bucket, just grabbed it and started drinking it."

More specifically, Arians mentioned on SiriusXM radio that he drank paint because he believed it would make him harder to tackle during neighborhood football games.

Arians said had to have his stomach pumped twice after drinking paint as a child. Translation: Arians had not one but two hospital visits before he realized drinking paint wasn't a good idea.