It looks like Victor Cruz may be taking his touchdown salsa celebrations from sports bars across America on Sundays to the reality television circuit.
Even though the free agent Cruz is still just as unemployed as anyone else putting their resume on Monster — he is currently in contract negotiations with the New York Giants — Cruz told the New York Daily News that he is in talks to star in his own reality TV show.
“It is going to be something that is very unique to me and very unique to what I like, and like to do,” Cruz said. “We are still fielding some requests, so we will see how it goes — the timing has to be right, and I have got to squeeze in some training in there before the season starts.”
When people think of reality TV, they think of Kim Kardashian, who has embarrassed Kris Humphries (some sort of marriage/divorce/annulment/whatever) and some worry Cruz could wind up in the same gossip page mess as well. However, the wideout vows not to let that happen, stating instead that the show will remain unique to him.
“I definitely want it to be my show,” Cruz said. “My own thing, something that I can contribute to and something I like to do, I can be comfortable with, and an easy show, something people like to watch and that people can be in tune with on a daily basis.”
Cruz recently decided to sign Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s new sports agency, as his representation. The reason at the time was to help improve his marketability and to make him more of a nationally renowned figure.
This TV series is obviously the first major step in that direction — well, that, and actually catching passes for the Giants, of course. Cruz, however, understands the larger task at hand.
“We understand the Super Bowl is in New York City, and that is motivation for us,” Cruz said. “We have got to be ready to go.”
*UPDATE* Shortly after word surfaced on Cruz and a reality TV show, the wide out took to Twitter to shoot down such claims.
This is truly God testing me for something much bigger. Never EVER doing a reality show. Nor am I in talks for one. #NYmediaboredom
— Victor Cruz (@TeamVic) June 3, 2013
Initially, Cruz was reportedly adamant in the fact that it would definitely be his own show, so maybe he is in talks to do a TV show, but he doesn’t want it categorized as a reality show.
We can’t imagine the New York Daily News made up an entire excerpt on Cruz doing a TV show, but who knows, crazier things have happened.
We will keep you updated here with any new information.