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.
Bruce Arians believed as a kid that drinking paint made him harder to tackle in neighborhood football games so he did exactly that. Amazing.
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) July 12, 2017
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.